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Can I Breastfeed If I Have Implant
Yes: Breast implants usually don't interfere with a woman's ability to breastfeed. There have been studies to see whether or not silicone can get into the breastmilk from the implant and there are no studies to date that prove there are any harmful effects from breastfeeding with implants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
I never got my own breasts and I believe I might have amazia. At age 23 I got implants. How do I know if I got amazia? Will I be able to breastfeed?
Ask the plastic : surgeon who performed your surgery if he or she found any mammary glands during your surgery &/or request a copy of your records, including the operative note. If there were none bilaterally, then you cannot breast feed. There are a few genetic causes of amastia, lack of nipples, areolae & mammary glands & a couple for amazia. Your OB/GYN can do an exam, mammogram & genetics referral. ...Read more
Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec&sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Remember that a small percentage of women cannot breast feed even without implants. While breast surgery does increase this risk, if you have not breast fed in the past, it is important to know that the inability to breast feed may not necessarily be due to the placement of breast implants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No reason not to try: Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so i advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same as before : About 54% of women without implants have difficulty breastfeeding; in women who have breast implants, about 50% have difficulty breastfeeding. So if you have implants, you improve your likelihood of being able to successfully breast feed--right? Actually, no; these statistics simply mean there is no significant difference in ability to breastfeed in women with and without implants. No bad effect! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: Breast augmentation leaves most of the ducts connected to the nipple. Therefore, breast feeding is still possible. When the incision is placed below the breast in the lower breast fold, there is usually not problem. The only time that some ducts get cut during a breast augmentation is with a periareolar incision when the cut is around the areola of the breast. Even then, you should still be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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