A 43-year-old member asked:
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can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 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 have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that.
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

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