Posted by: Nix | 2008/08/08

Nipple ring &  breastfeeding

I had my nipple pierced a few years ago, in the middle of my " you don' t understand me"  teenage years. I removed it after a few months, and have a small scar on either side of my nipple to show for it. My husband and I are considering starting a family, and I was wondering if / how my previous piercing could effect my ability to breast feed? I' m not sure if I' ve posted this to the right expert or not?

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Depending on where the piercing was, it is possible that damage was done to the ducts that deliver the milk through the nipple. Unfortunately, I am unable to predict what the outcome will be. If you are unable to breast feed, there are formula milk available and therefore, there is no reason for not having a bundle of joy.


Dr Anrich Burger

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