August 27, 2019

Nipple Piercing and Breastfeeding

If you have pierced nipples and you’re planning to breastfeed your baby then you might worry that this won’t be possible. The good news is that in most cases, a piercing won’t affect your ability to breastfeed at all. In some cases, there may be slight complications, depending on the position of the piercing, but even then, it’s usually nothing that good advice and perseverance can’t overcome. 

Piercings elsewhere on the breast

The worst you can expect with a pierced nipple is a bit of extra leakage from the holes – after all, you’ve augmented what’s naturally there! If you find this happens, then you might want to wear breastpads in your bra. 

If a piercing has been infected at any point

Infections in piercing can lead to a build-up of extra scar tissue which can block the holes in the nipple or the milk ducts and this can lead to flow issues. Very often, however, these issues resolve as you and your baby learn to feed more efficiently. 

What to do with your jewellery

It is recommended that you remove your jewellery before your baby’s born so that you get used to not having it in place and can start your breastfeeding journey safely. Any ring, stud, bar or other item can present a choking risk to your baby, or prevent them from latching on properly. 

Talk to your doctor or midwife before your baby arrives

Before your baby is born, remove your nipple ring or any other jewellery from your nipples or breasts and keep them out while you’re breastfeeding. 

You’ll need to keep your piercing rings out until you stop breastfeeding so that you’re not always removing and replacing the jewellery, as this will become tiresome and could also irritate your nipples.

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