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Do Breast Implants Prevent Breast Feeding
You can but risks?: The ability to nurse depends on whether the ductal system was interrupted or nerve supply to the nipple may have been compromised. However, that is usually rare, and in most instances, women with a straightforward breast aug particularly if performed through the crease incision, are able to nurse. The next question is: if you can, should you? That is more difficult and there is great controversy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone ...Read more
No: Women with breast implants are encouraged to breast feed just as any other woman and most do so without a problem. Some women may experience difficulty with breast feeding for various other reasons. Although typically breast gland function is minimally affected by implant surgery, there can occasionally be scarring which may lead to added difficulty with breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You can 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 3 more doctor answers
Often/not always : Some women with breast implants do breastfeed successfully. The issue is that when the surgeon does the implant, he/she cuts into the breast tissue, which cuts through some of the milk producing and milk ejecting areas. Depending on how the surgery was done, and how much nipple disruption there was, a mom may or may not be successful. It certainly doesn't hurt to try, but tell your doctor. ...Read more
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 4 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 5 more doctor answers
Most.: Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed. However, any type of breast surgery is associated with a potential decreased ability to do so; exactly how much this decrease is it is hard to say given that some women are not able to breast-feed, even without having had breast surgery previously. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends.: Much will depend on exactly what technique is used to perform the breast reduction procedure. Make sure you communicate your goals with your plastic surgeon who may be able to improve your chances by maintaining a healthy " central” pedicle below the nipple/areola complexes, preserving lactiferous ducts as much as possible. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed your baby? Does it make your breasts look weird?
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 4 more doctor answers
My son feeds all night. How can I prevent myself from sleeping on him while breast feeding? I can't help it!
He doesn't need to: Dr. F is right. Not only will putting your baby in his own crib, on his back, drowsy but awake, reduce his chance of sids by 50%, it will allow him to learn self-regulation for consolidated sleep. Breast milk sugar bathing his teeth all night can cause cavities as teeth erupt, so wipe out his mouth before bed. At 6 months learned behaviors develop. Do you want him to be a trained night feeder? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 3 1/2 month old daughter who is completely on my feed. I feel my breasts have begun to sag. Is it because of breast feeding? How can I prevent/reverse it?
Best food for baby: Congratulation! Breastfeeding is the best for your baby. A nursing mother should primarily focus on feeding/nurturing the baby and maintaining a healthy lifestyle including nutritious diet. There are natural body changes that occur during breast feeding but most of them are beneficial to both mother and child. Some sagging may be noticed but never enough to discourage giving your baby the best. ...Read more
Most likely: Although the fda-approved literature regarding breast feeding after implants suggest that women with implants have difficulty with breast feeding, that has not been the experience in my practice. Over the past 28 years I have done many breast augmentations on women who have gone on the breast feed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can cause problems !: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you nurse with breast implants? If i get breat implants and then get pregnant, will i still be able to breast feed?
You can but risks?: The ability to nurse depends on whether the ductal system was interrupted or nerve supply to the nipple may have been compromised. However, that is usually rare, and in most instances, women with a straightforward breast aug particularly if performed through the crease incision, are able to nurse. The next question is: if you can, should you? That is more difficult and there is great controversy. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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