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Can a woman with breast implants still breastfeed?

Can a woman with breast implants still breastfeed?

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 more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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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Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?

Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?

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 more

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Do silicone implants affect sex life and breast feeding?

Do silicone implants affect sex life and breast feeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to start pumping and storing breast milk at 39 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to start pumping and storing breast milk at 39 weeks pregnant?

Oxytocin: Pumping may cause you to go into labor before mother nature intended by release of oxytocin into the system. I know you are 39 weeks and feel it's safe, but we now know for the most part, every additional day baby can stay in the womb, even past 39 weeks, leads to better development, less illness, higher IQ. Why risk all these things to start storing up milk. You will make enough when baby comes. ...Read more

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Cons and pros of Depo shot while breast feeding?

Cons and pros of Depo shot while breast feeding?

Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a highly effective birth control method that is easy to use as it requires one shot per 3 months. It contains Progesterone only so it does not affect breast milk. It is an appetite stimulant so some users will feel hungry and overeat leading to weight gain. Most have no periods but some will experience breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Does a baby getting formula and breast milk still get all the advantages of breastfeeding?

Does a baby getting formula and breast milk still get all the advantages of breastfeeding?

Some: It's generally believed that the immunologic advantage gained is proportional to the % breast milk fed. So not 100% but still worthwhile. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Yes : Most plastic surgeons feel comfortable performing breast augmentation surgery while patients remain on birth control medications. However, although controversial, some plastic surgeons are also concerned about the potential for deep venous thrombosis (clots), which may be a greater risk for patients who are on certain types of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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It's okay to use binders after receiving breast implants right?

It's okay to use binders after receiving breast implants right?

Yes but ask: Generally it is ok to use binders but I would first ask your surgeon. It is possible for the binders to cause damage to the surgical result and that is why you must ask your surgeon first. If they performed an inferior capsulorrhaphy and you use an upper pole binder, you could rupture the repair. ...Read more

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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation with brittle bones, is this safe?

Breast augmentation with brittle bones, is this safe?

Breast Aug concerns: You can discuss this with your plastic surgeon during your consultation to see if s/he has concerns. On the surface, i don't think that it should pose a significant problem. More consideration might be given to using a smaller size implant and silicone gel implants may treat the surrounding tissues and bones more gently than a saline implant. Seek a surgeon cert. By the amer brd of plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Will breast become balanced after stopping breastfeeding?

Will breast become balanced after stopping breastfeeding?

Not likely: If by balanced you mean even, then not likely. Stopping breast feeding will make both decrease in size but there is no reason to expect them to change in relation to each other. Breasts aren't even to start and breast feeding won't change that. ...Read more

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Is getting breast implants safe?

Is getting breast implants safe?

Yes: As with all surgery, there are some risks with having an operation. However, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. I recommend you see a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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How come women with breast implants can't breastfeed?

How come women with breast implants can't breastfeed?

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 more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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If you have breast implants and start taking birth control will your breast get bigger from fluid?

If you have breast implants and start taking birth control will your breast get bigger from fluid?

No.: Breasts may respond to the use of oral contraceptives by increasing in size; this increase in size is related to tissue response to hormones ( estrogen), not necessarily accumulation of fluid. ...Read more

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Will using soybean milk can harm my fertility, breastfeeding feeding and monthly periods not married and my age is 25?

Will using soybean milk can harm my fertility, breastfeeding feeding and monthly periods not married and my age is 25?

No: Soybean milk is very nutritious and, although it is stated to have some estrogen like activity, it is not enough to interfere with normal reproduction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeeding after breast silicon injection?

Breastfeeding: Many women try to breastfeed after breast implants, but you should check with your gyn directly to be sure that your situation is safe. ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Omnitrition drops: No it is not safe to diet while you are breastfeeding. Secondly it is time for your child to be eating a diet that is high in protein in the form of meat and eggs, carbohydrates in the form of pasta and cereals and fats in the form of avocado and whole milk. ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more