Last update June 7, 2014


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and 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 team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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  1. MedlinePlus. Piercing and Tattoos. Trusted Health information for you. 2021 Full text (link to original source)
  2. MedlinePlus. Perforaciones y tatuajes. Información de salud para usted. 2020 Full text (link to original source)
  3. LLLi. La Leche League International. Nipple piercings. Piercings en el pezón. Internet. 2019 Full text (link to original source)
  4. Kluger N. Body art and pregnancy. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Abstract
  5. Millner VS, Eichold BH 2nd. Body piercing and tattooing perspectives. Clin Nurs Res. 2001 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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