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Will I be able to breastfeed if I have nipple piercings?

Will I be able to breastfeed if I have nipple piercings?

Yes: You can breastfeed if you have nipple piercings. Although you will have to take the piercings out. We wouldn't want the baby to swallow a ring (they could choke on it). The small holes left by the ring may leak milk at times when you aren't feeding but it won't hurt you or your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My nipple piercing is stuck under the skin. How soon after I get surgery for a removal of a nipple piercing can I breastfeed?

My nipple piercing is stuck under the skin. How soon after I get surgery for a removal of a nipple piercing can I breastfeed?

7-10 days: You need to allow the area to heal before you have a mouth of bacteria suckling on the area. You should be healed enough in 1-2 weeks for this to happen. Ask your surgeon specifically for recommendations based on your case and the extent of the surgery you needed. ...Read more

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If you have nipple piercing holes, would your milk squirt out sideways during breastfeeding?

If you have nipple piercing holes, would your milk squirt out sideways during breastfeeding?

Possible: It is possible, but also not as possible that it will squirt far. The nipple should be well inside the baby's mouth so it doesn't matter a lot if it leaks some out the side. You'll just have to try it and see how it goes. Many women with pierced nipples breastfeed without problems. (of course with the piercing removed.). ...Read more

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If I have my nipple pierced will I be able to breastfeed?

If I have my nipple pierced will I be able to breastfeed?

Difficult: It will make it difficult for the baby to latch onto the breast and produce adequate breast milk. If you want to breast feed which is great, wait for the nipple ring. It also may cause trauma or misshape your baby's mouth. All the best. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Yes: Sometimes nipples are cracked before delivery because the skin is dry and rubbing against irritating clothing. After delivery you can try wearing breast shells to prevent chaffing from clothing or you can use hydrogels to soothe cracked nipples. After delivery cracked nipples is often a sign of a poor latch so see a lactation consultant asap. ...Read more

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Baby not taking nipple to breastfeed! :( what to do?!!

Baby not taking nipple to breastfeed! :( what to do?!!

Breast feeding: You have to keep trying. But also use a breast pump & give to your baby in a bottle. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed if I have inverted nipples?

Can I breastfeed if I have inverted nipples?

Yes: Breastfeeding with inverted nipples is harder to do than with regular nipples. One can try to turn inverted nipples into regular nipples (unless one is having premature uterine contractions), such as by pushing on the areolas around the nipples, and gently tugging on the nipples to pull them outwards, making them longer. Lactation consultants, nipple shields, and/or breast pumping may be helpful. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more