Nipple piercing and breastfeeding

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Nipple piercing usually will not affect breastfeeding at all. There are several pores and ducts and it is unlikely to damage all of them with nipple piercing, unless there is an incredible infection or a tremendous amount of scarring. Nipple piercing is perfectly fine and will not interfere with future breastfeeding. We do, however, don't recommend to pierce your nipples while you are pregnant. As far as belly piercing, that's perfectly fine.

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Anthony Chin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Anthony Chin was born in Hollywood, CA and raised in Santa Monica, CA.  He was educated at UCLA and graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology.  Dr. Chin attended medical school at UCLA and finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and published in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Chin is the  recipient of several research, patient satisfaction and teaching awards, and continues to be involved with the teaching of medical students and resident physicians.  He is happily married and has a three month old daughter named Alaia Rose. 

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