Similarly, what is the purpose of a nipple shield piercing?
There are rings, barbells, horseshoe rings, and nipple shields as commonly used jewelry in nipple piercings. Nipple shields encircle the nipple and tend to hide the nipple a little. Rings are great for this area, but can be hazardous with certain clothing, so it may be more for decorative use than every day wear.
Beside above, do I need a longer bar for my nipple piercing?
The extra length of the barbell allows for discharge and swelling. If the piercing becomes painful and the balls at the end of the barbell look like they are “dimpling” this is a strong indication that you need a longer barbell immediately.
Is it bad to always use a nipple shield?
A nipple shield is usually meant to be used for a short time. It might be used longer in some cases, such as with a premature baby. After that, your baby will probably be able to breastfeed without a nipple shield. But as long as your baby is gaining weight using the nipple shield, it’s OK to keep using it.
A nipple shield is a flexible, soft silicone nipple that fits over your nipple and areola that can help your baby latch on properly as you both get used to breastfeeding. Research has shown that premature infants who nurse with nipple shields intake more milk than infants who don’t use a nipple shield when nursing.