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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not usually: Should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
My nipple piercing is stuck under the skin. How soon after I get surgery for a removal of a nipple piercing can I breastfeed?
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
Im breastfeeding & have a recurring nipple blister. Piercing skin slightly w/ sterilized needle, expressing, keeping it moist & wearing loose clothing doesn't help. Piercing worked first time but now it's bigger & doesn't go away. Advice pls?
Repositioning: Try another hold or position for baby. You should be able to avoid blistering. Consider seeing your Obstetrician in case the blister represents infection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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