Removing nipple piercing

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Monday January 14th, 2008 @ 8:55 PM

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I have had my nipple pierced for almost 8 years and am considering removing it but am unsure how to go about it. Does anyone know how I should be cleaning my nipple once I remove the bar, if it will fully heal over and, a little pre-emptive, whether or not in years to come I will be able to breastfeed?

Thanks in advance for any help


You shouldn’t need to do anything exceptional once you remove your piercing. Washing the area as part of your normal hygiene routine should be sufficient. You may find that you occasional get some “gunk” that comes out of the piercing. This will be nothing more than some dead skin cells that collect on the inside of the piercing and eventually work their way out.

Since you’ve had your piercing for so long, they probably won’t full-close. The holes will shrink after a while of not wearing jewelry, but they will likely stay somewhat open.

There is very little chance they will interfere with breast feeding. Unfortunately you won’t know for sure until you actually try, but it’s generally not an issue.

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2 Responses to “Removing nipple piercing”

  1. I’ve had mine pierced for 6 1/2 years, and am currently breastfeeding (I’ve taken the jewelry out for this, obviously). I have no problems with nursing, except for the fact that milk comes out the piercing holes. I’m kind of amused by it, to be honest,

    Sarah on January 15th, 2008 at 10:52 am
  2. The milk will just come out of the holes. No big deal. My right nipple was split and I breastfed for 16 months no problem.

    Melody on January 16th, 2008 at 12:49 am

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