Friday, February 16, 2007


Breast-feeding with pierced nipples gets cautious OK

‘Your body is your canvas. Tattoos and piercings can be the brushstrokes used on that canvas.

But when you’re a teenager, do you really think about how you will breast-feed your baby if you have nipple rings?

The subject might be of limited interest, but there is enough speculation about it that the June/July edition of AWHONN Lifelines – the official magazine of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses – explores the issue.

And it finds, surprisingly, that “women with healed nipple piercings can breast-feed and should be encouraged to do so.”’

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