Re: Breastfeeding and Nipple Piercings
I hate to say it, but I think your piercer was right: there's no good answer to your question about timing because everyone is different. A piercing that might close up rapidly on woman A might never close up on woman B.
I am guessing that the most likely complication you're facing is leaking. Putting jewelry in from time to time to keep the piercings open seems unlikely to result in infection provided you use normal sanitary precautions (use clean jewelry, wash your hands, etc.), and producing milk is unlikely to cause infection because breastmilk is very clean and actually contains a lot of probiotic substances which help foster the growth of friendly bacteria. Nevertheless, I would take a wait and see approach to using jewelry during nursing- if you find it's irritating your nipples or causing infection, it's probably best to let the piercings alone, even if that means that they close up and you'll someday need to have them redone.
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