Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breastfeeding Breastfeeding can be very difficult for women who have pierced nipples. But it is hard for women to make objective decisions about having piercings because there is little research on the subject.
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Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breastfeeding

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Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breastfeeding

Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breastfeeding

Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breastfeeding

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Women with pierced nipples sometimes run into problems breastfeeding.

If you are a mom with nipple jewelry, it is hard to know what the risks are because there is no research on the subject.

Dr. Sydney Spiesel is a practicing pediatrician at Yale Medical School and a writer for the online magazine Slate.

He talks to Alex Cohen about the state of medical research when it comes to obscure ailments.