Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

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.

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What to do about nipple piercings and breast feeding.?

Remove Jewelry. Just take the jewelry out before feedings; there shouldn't be any problems nursing with pierced nipples. Read more...

I'm pregnant and breast feeding freaks me out - I don't like the idea of anything sucking on my nipples, but I really want to try it. What do I do?

Lactation consult. Labor and delivery wards now usually have lactation consultants on their staff to help with just the problem that you're having. Breast-feeding has become very privatized and so for some people it just doesn't seem normal. However it's a natural phenomenon and is one of the best ways you can care for your baby. Seek help. Read more...

Is there a way to condition nipples for breast-feeding?

See below. You can use your own milk and rub in to the nipple or use lanolin. Read more...
Maybe. You could try using a breast pump so that you get used to the sensation. That said, keep in mind that the actual suckling of the baby is mechanically much more than the neg pressure generated from the suction pump. Also, that the act of nursing your baby is itself the best way to get your nipples to adapt. Congrats on your baby and your decision to breast feed. Good luck. Read more...

Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Probably not. Nipple rings can destroy some of the ducts, so they may not be able to let some of the milk flow out. This can be painful for a few days as the glands build up milk and then have to resorb it. The remaining functional glands will make up the slack, though. Read more...
Can cause problems ! 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. Read more...

I stopped breast feeding about a month ago and now have little lumps around my left nipple that hurt. Is this normal?

See doctor. Breast feeding usually does not cause any problem ,little lumps appeared on only left nipple after a month of stopping breast feeding .These painful lumps may be due to some infection . Consult your doctor ,get it checked up and get treated. Read more...