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Bilmes123 - June 23rd, 2008 7:51 AM

I have a nipple piercing that I have had for almost 3 years now and have not even changed the ring ( still the original it was pierced with ) to get it taken out I would have to go to the place where I got it pierced to get them to take it off since it is extreamly tightly screwed. I keep it clean everyday, I always make sure if there is gunk that I clean it out with soap and water. And I just don't want to take it out since to beable to get it repicerced would be impossible pretty much and I just like it. I also really want to breastfeed. I read online that as long as you kept it clean that it was alright because the milk still goes through the nipple. They also say to becareful if it unscrews which mine wont but also because its metal it could damnage the babys gums and teeth I was thinking of just pumping the milk. Which I think will most likely be best for me because I just cant even stand the thought of whiping out my boob in public and have people gawg and comment on me breastfeeding. ( i used to work in retail and hated it when women came in shopping with their babies attatched to their boobs just walking around, then all my customers went up to me and would be like " are you going to say anything to that woman???")

mjvdec01 - June 23rd, 2008 4:44 PM

First of all, there is nothing wrong with a woman feeding her child. It is the most natural thing a woman can do with her baby. Secondly, if someone has a problem with it, that is their issue, not a problem with the nursing mother. That aside. If you are going to breastfeed you should take the piercing out, even if you are going to pump and bottle feed. Have you ever seen or felt what a breast pump does to your nipple? I am 35 weeks 4 days pregnant with our second child and I can tell you it is not pretty, nor comfortable for the first few weeks. I can only imagine how it would feel to have all that suction pulling against a piercing at any point. I have a hard time believing that a piercing could be that important?? You going to have a baby to take care of and anyting else should be secondary. I know you are young, and maybe that has something to do with it, I'm 32 and married, so to me, it would be last on the list.

Bilmes123 - June 23rd, 2008 10:15 PM

I know, I am most likely going to take it out. I think I really don't want to part with it because it makes me feel sexy and I just like it a lot. Though I can get it redone but it could cause scaring and such. I'm also going to have to remove my belly ring and I already had to remove my nose piercing and lip piercing for my job. And I can't wear even earrings for my job or any kind of jewllery so I just feel so having that made me feel a little different and unique.

mjvdec01 - June 24th, 2008 1:08 PM

Once you have the baby, that will be your focus. Trust me, you will not care that any of your piercings are gone. I had my belly pierced when I was 22 and removed it when we started trying to get pregnant and never gave it a second thought. I liked having it when it was there, but now I could care less.

mjvdec01 - June 24th, 2008 1:11 PM

Also, atleast try actually breastfeeding when the baby is born, it is an amazing bonding experience. I was only able to for the first 5 weeks with my daughter and I was crushed that I couldn't continue.

HeatherIsHopeful - June 24th, 2008 11:43 PM

hey, I dont have much advice but I can sort of relate.. kind of lol I have 12 piercings but they are all in my ears. I have the bottom piercing gauged to Zero so they aren't huge but they are pretty noticeable. they obviously dont hinder my breastfeeding but I know what you mean about feeling sexy and unique. I thought about taking my earings and gauges out because Im a mom now and I thought I needed to be more "mom like" but I kept them... Im a young "hip" mom lol. sorry I couldnt help you out though =/

HeatherIsHopeful - June 24th, 2008 11:47 PM

I guess my one peice of advice as a new mom is that breastfeeding is way more important than piercings and the feeling you get from having your "sexy" and "unique" piercings pales in comparison to the feeling you get from knowing you are feeding your baby, you are the thing keeping them alive.. its the greatest feeling to bond with your child in that way. I promise getting rid of the piercings is worth it :) besides, lik you said you can always get them re done later.

Bilmes123 - June 24th, 2008 11:50 PM

at least tattoos last forever right? lol.

gabby509 - June 25th, 2008 12:47 PM

I had both of my nipples peirced and took them out around the 6th month of pregnancy. My doctor said that it would be more harmful to the baby to leave them, for fear of harming his gums and teeth. But I am also glad that I took them out because I am breastfeeding and I can not imagine what it would have been like if they were still in when my milk finally came in and I got engorged. It would have been even more painful than it alraedy was. I would say that it is probably a good idea to take it out because of infection also. I know that you keep it clean, but lots of women deal with cracked and bleeding nipples early on when learning to breastfeed, I know I did. As for the pumping, I am not sure. I only pump on rare occasion when my son sleeps for longer than expected and I start to engorge. Oh and one more thing, I can still get a ring through both of my peircings. I will not be putting my nipple rings back in while I am breastfeeding, but might after he is done. So yours might not even fully close up.


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