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pierced nipples, and breastfeeding?

iv had my nipples pierced for 3 years now, and i would really like to keep them. i started lactating a little within the past month (but only when i squeeze nips, and it only comes out a little, doesnt squirt) i plan to breastfeed, and i know ill have to take take out the bars/rings each time i feed my baby. i was just curious if anyone else has their nipples pierced and breastfeeds, and what tips or advice you can give me.

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Asked by piercedmomma412 at 5:24 PM on Feb. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i have mine peirced and BF as well, if u get the rings u wont have to take them out each time

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • I don't personally, but know many who do. Just remove before each feeding and obviously keep the area clean. On a plus, breast milk is super good for everything from pink eye, to scrapes so it wont hurt the piercings only help them hehe.

    I wouldn't recommend leaving them in, everyone I knew would just take the ring out before a feeding. I don't think metal in a babies mouth is the best idea.

    Answer by celticreverie at 5:32 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • celticreverie,is right,take them out each time,do not put that ring in the babies mouth,that can't be good,no matter what kind of ring it is.Congradulations on your upcoming birth,and good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • I don't but have spoken to many that do. You should not have a problem. It doesn't need to squirt to be there either!

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:56 PM on Feb. 27, 2009


    it's fine. :)

    Answer by heatherama at 7:27 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • i had both nipples pierced, twice! don't have them anymore, but the holes are still kind of there. i would definitely suggest removing the rings each time. i would think it could interfere with baby's latch. breastfeeding is still possible! congrats on the pregnancy! happy breastfeeding!

    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 12:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

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