Nipple Piercing- a hole in milk production

Time-frame: 30-60
CERP: yes

This case study was published in JAMA 2009. Nipple piercing has always been thought to not damage the breastfeeding relationship. In this presentation we take an opportunity to firstly revise the anatomy of the lactating breast. We then go on to look at the research data collected from 3 breastfeeding mothers that presented with breastfeeding problems showing how milk production and mammary blood flow was affected by scarring from the nipple piercing.

Cathy Garbin