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The reasoning for not getting a tattoo or piercing when you're breastfeeding is similar to the reasoning why you shouldn't get a tattoo or piercing when you're pregnant. Your immune system is weakened while your body is healing from a tattooing or piercing, and, therefore, you are more likely to get an illness. Unfortunately, that illness can be passed to your child through your breast milk.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|