Last update: June 7, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
There is not any incompatibility with breastfeeding. If placed near the nipple it is necessary to remove it for suckling. Severe infections (mastitis, abscesses and endocarditis) and hormonal disturbances (hyper-prolactinemia) have been described. Lack of sanitary control at the moment of placing it may poses a higher risk for hepatitis or HIV infections.
We do not have alternatives for Piercing since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM