Even though it’s okay to breastfeed with a nipple piercing, you shouldn’t get a piercing while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Actually, most piercers will not pierce the nipples during this time, considering that it takes up to 12 months for the nipple to fully heal.
Similarly one may ask, how soon after giving birth can you get a piercing?
It’s better to wait until a few months after your baby arrives. Anytime you get stuck with a needle, whether it’s for a tattoo or a piercing, you run the risk of infection.
Likewise, people ask, can you get your belly button pierced while breastfeeding?
You should remove your jewelry if:
You have nipple piercings and are breastfeeding; this is a choking hazard and increases the risk of infection.
How do you breastfeed a newborn baby?
It is suggested that mothers wait at least until 9-12 months after birth, when the child is no longer dependent solely on breastmilk before getting a tattoo.
Surface piercings may have a higher rate of rejection and/or infection than ear piercing or other body piercings. A pregnant woman’s immune system is suppressed during pregnancy, which leaves surface piercing on the borderline of unsafe.
Not only should you remove a recent belly button piercing after getting pregnant, you should hold off on getting any type of piercings during pregnancy. Pregnancy can weaken your immune system, putting you at risk of infection. So avoid puncturing any part of your body at this time.
For most piercings, the Association of Professional Piercers recommends a three-month waiting period after delivery to get a new piercing done to allow the body to return to “hormonal equilibrium.” Nipple piercings, of course, likely require a longer wait (until breastfeeding is over, that is).
Is it safe to get nipple piercings while breastfeeding? Most piercers will not knowingly pierce a pregnant or breastfeeding mother. This is for liability reasons on the piercers part, but also to prevent bacteria from entering the newly pierced nipples, and to allow the nipples time to heal properly.
To keep you and your baby safe, it’s best to wait a couple of months after your baby arrives to get a piercing. If, however, you decide to get pierced while pregnant, follow the instructions of your piercer carefully and seek medical care if you suspect an infection.