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TMI question about breastfeeding

When I was younger I had my nipples pierced and they told me that I was not going to have any issues Nursing my children. Well with my Daughter I would leak milk out of the piercing holes in my nipples (to all the nursing Moms out there you know that breast milk is like gold to a nursing mother) It would frustrate me so much when I would have a nursing pad FULL of breast milk. I was just wondering if anyone else had had the same issue and/or what they did about it. When I got pregnant with my Daughter is when I took my nipple piercings out so they were still freshly open at that time. It has now been over 5 years since I took them out so I'm hoping that it will make a difference this time around cause it has been so long. Anyone else have this problem and what did you do about it to make it better?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I had my nipples pierced when I was 21...hated it and took them out immediately. OUCH! Anyway, I had my daughter at 29 and there were no issues with breastfeeding, so you should be just fine!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:20 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • It just makes me nervous cause I wasn't okay with my first!! My breasts would just constantly leak milk rather than keep the milk in!! Being that it has been 5 years now I hope it goes much more smoothly....I want to Nurse SO bad!!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:22 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I didn't have my nipples pierced but I leaked horribly. One day I leaked through the breast pads, two shirts, and a sweatshirt and it was running down to my pants! I would squirt over 6 feet when I took my boob out. It would squirt all over the babies faces. This happened both times I nursed. I don't think it had anything to do with the piercings.

    Answer by ashisamom at 11:24 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • i used to date a body piercer and work at his shop and after being pierced for 5 years you are able to take them out for a good period of time without them closing if all else fails. also i think that the first time you tried to nurse you were freshly pierced and i believe that has alot to do with it, being that you are completely healed now you should have no problems if you do decide to keep them in. i know tons of moms with piercings that nursed with no problems at all. good luck, im sure you will be fine!

    Answer by dez1379 at 11:26 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I have never had nipple peircings, but I still leaked pretty bad at times.

    Answer by JeanetteRene at 11:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Mine leaked horribly with my first and I am not pierced. I just had a lot of milk. My second and third babies I had no issue at all.

    Answer by khedy at 11:29 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I never had my nipples pierced and I leaked also. I think most women leak to a certain degree. I agree ashisamom I would squirt out at least 6 feet and it was horrible. I was 21 I was a new mom for the 1st time and I was taking a HOT shower. All of a sudden my nipples started SHOOTING breast milk everywhere. I screamed. My sons grandmom came in the bathroom and she laughed so hard shee peed her pants. The whole bathroom was covered in breast milk.

    Answer by ready4baby2011 at 11:30 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • No nipples pierced here.


    Answer by sexyfancyface at 11:43 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I was never pierced but leaked like an old lawn hose!
    I was still in high school when I had my ds... I can tell you that as a high school senior nothing was more embarassing than walking down the hall a week after returning from a 6 week maternity leave, than to have our smoking hot quarterback Tony tell me that my boob was leaking!! (mind you, it was leaking between a washable nursing pad, a disposable nursing pad, a nursing bra, a turtleneck shirt and a sweatshirt!!!)

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 11:56 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Oh.. and btw... it had been less than an hour since I had pumped a good 6 - 8 ounces in the nurses office!!!

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 11:58 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

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