I am 25 weeks pregnant and due August 1st, 2013. I have my nipples pierced and am planning to take the jewelry out before my due date. I want to keep them in as long as possible because i have only had them done since June 2012, but i don't want to have any complications with breastfeeding. I know that they will likely leak more due to the holes and i am ok with that. I need advice as to when i should take them out. Ultimately, i would love to keep them pierced but I will not breastfeed with jewelry in and i don't want to have a place for bacteria to grow if i put the jewelry in here and there to keep them pierced. Does anyone have advice for me? Also, if i take them out too late will they get infected from breastfeeding while healing or closing up? I have never had a piercing close up so i don't even know if this will happen.
I have tried to do my research online but there doesn't seem to be any good advice or research, so i am reaching out to other moms or piercers that might have any piece of advice for me. I have asked my piercer and one mom who had them pierced. The mom just said she was annoyed because they leaked and said i should take them out asap to avoid this...but I'm not that worried about that. Piercer just said everyone is different and basically didn't have anything else to say. I understand that everyone is different, i just want to hear all the "differences" so i know what I'm in for.
Thank you so much for reading and if you have any good advice/experience please pass it on to me!!