When I was pregnant I took them out, but my question is if having them pierced, in my case twice, can lead to problems BF.
Used to be stay at home parent to our two lovely girls, survived nursing school with family intact, about to graduate and looking for a job! I low-supply nursed my bio daughter for 3 years.
My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.
~veezie~ mama to julien (1.6.06) , lennon (2.15.08) , & triton (12.20.09) . expecting #4 (5.2012)
being the dork that i am i called the LLL before i ever got my nipples pierced (i knew i wanted to bf when i had kids) and they reassured me that its totally fine. i do have milk come out of the the extra holes as well so it can be a little extra messy
the great thing is that i had my piercing out for almost two years b4 i started nursing and they had healed up kinda od and it seems the bm has helped them heal....
I am on a mission to get LLL and others to stop telling women piercings are fine. If you've had piercings, absolutely, plan on bfing your baby. For many it works out with no problem. But not everyone. Having breasts fill with milk and have no exit is extremely painful and leads to involution. If it happens to one breast, you still have the other, but if it should happen to both --- no breastfeeding. I nursed for a total of 6 years with one breast due to scar tissue from nipple piercings.
mama to : my spirited star 2/06, my sweet love 5/08, and a little lovey 5/12