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Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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