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BreakingSilence
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Alot of my friends ( who are female) are getting or already have their nipples pierced. Is this safe? What about breast feeding, can they still do that when they have kids?

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Heather
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Ulitimately, nipple-piercing is no more or less safe than other types of body piercing. The health issues with it stem around clean tools being used, the piercer doing a good job, and good self-care post-piercing.

Nipple piercings can pose some issues with breastfeeding, though. Mostly, that's about the fact that you can't leave jewelry in while breastfeeding, as an infant make choke on the piercing or be sucking on bacteria around a piercing. It'd need to be taken out, either before each feeding (which is obviously a pain, given how frequent feedings are) or throughout the whole time a mother is breastfeeding, and the piercing may then close up. That can also cause extra soreness when nipples are already sore from feeding.

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Thank you for answering my question [Smile]

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