To the Editor: Body piercing has become increasingly popular and socially accepted throughout all age groups; it is particularly prevalent in the adolescent population.1 Current information states that nipple piercing is generally not deemed to be detrimental to maternal milk supply.2 However, irritation or trauma may predispose a nipple-pierced breast to infant attachment problems or blocked ducts.3 We present 3 patients with lactation difficulties suggesting that nipple piercings can lead to complications and that these complications can be associated with breastfeeding difficulties.
Association of Nipple Piercing With Abnormal Milk Production and Breastfeeding. JAMA. 2009;301(24):2550–2551. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.877
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