Nipple ring interfering with my milk ducts?

Hi!! I really appreciate any information from anyone who knows anything about this and could help me out. Last June I got my left nipple pierced and while I have been taking care of it, my body just does not take well to piercings, so my nipple has slight bumps on either side around the piercing and sometimes pusses. I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and I do plan to breastfeed so I have been holding back on taking out my nipple ring in fear that the scar tissue will interfere with my milk ducts. However, a couple weeks ago I noticed that both of my nipples had tiny clear droplets. And then again last night and today I noticed the droplets, but more this time. Does this mean that my milk ducts are formed already and taking out my nipple ring won’t interfere? Thanks.