A 43-year-old member asked:
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does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
It shouldn't: interfere with nursing as long as the jewelry is removed before putting baby to breast. Nipple rings or studs could definitely interfere with proper latch and are also a choking hazard.
Answered on Mar 19, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding.
Answered on Nov 1, 2015

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or h ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Remove Jewelry: Just take the jewelry out before feedings; there shouldn't be any problems nursing with pierced nipples.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Nipple piercing: Piercing may increase your sensitivity,but may hinder your breast feeding
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Are you serious?: Of course not.

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