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Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?

Dr. David Yan Dr. Yan
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Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?

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 more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Implants (Definition)

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


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Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?

Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?

Yes: Most women who have undergone breast reduction surgery have good preservation of breast ducts to nipples, especially in the upper half of the breast which are usually not resected. Likewise breast feeding after augmentation (breast implants) works fine as these are placed under the pectoral muscles. ...Read more

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Can you nurse with breast implants? If i get breat implants and then get pregnant, will i still be able to breast feed?

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 more

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I'm just 18 years but I have breast lumps, so I want to know in my future will I be able to feed milk to a baby?

I'm just 18 years but I have breast lumps, so I want to know in my future will I be able to feed milk to a baby?

Yes: Breast lumps usually do not interfere with nursing. When you have your annual visit with your gynecologist, you should voice your concerns. Your doctor may send you for an ultrasound to determine is the tissue is just lumpy, or if there are cysts or actually lumps in there. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Yes: Sometimes nipples are cracked before delivery because the skin is dry and rubbing against irritating clothing. After delivery you can try wearing breast shells to prevent chaffing from clothing or you can use hydrogels to soothe cracked nipples. After delivery cracked nipples is often a sign of a poor latch so see a lactation consultant asap. ...Read more

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If I have my nipple pierced will I be able to breastfeed?

If I have my nipple pierced will I be able to breastfeed?

Difficult: It will make it difficult for the baby to latch onto the breast and produce adequate breast milk. If you want to breast feed which is great, wait for the nipple ring. It also may cause trauma or misshape your baby's mouth. All the best. ...Read more

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Will I still be able to nurse if I have had a breast reduction?

Will I still be able to nurse if I have had a breast reduction?

Maybe: Some reduction procedures leave more glandular tissue intact behind the nipple than others, so it will depend on the type of surgery and the individual. The possibility of successful breast feeding is definitely decreased by a reduction. ...Read more

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I have saggy tuberous breasts. Will i be able to breastfeed in future?

I have saggy tuberous breasts. Will i be able to breastfeed in future?

Nipples: As long as there are nipples that a baby can latch on to, breastfeeding with tubular breasts should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breastfeed if I have nipple piercings?

Will I be able to breastfeed if I have nipple piercings?

Yes: You can breastfeed if you have nipple piercings. Although you will have to take the piercings out. We wouldn't want the baby to swallow a ring (they could choke on it). The small holes left by the ring may leak milk at times when you aren't feeding but it won't hurt you or your baby. ...Read more

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Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?

Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?

Contact OB: You can contact your OB for assistance in inducing lactation. ( hormonal manipulation) you may want to contact the la leche league @ 800-525-3243 or lactation consultants affiliated with the OB services of area hospitals. These groups can get you started. ...Read more

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Want to breastfeed. Should I have breast augmentation before or after I have children?

Want to breastfeed. Should I have breast augmentation before or after I have children?

Waiting is best: Pregnancy often drastically changes the shape and size of the breast so waiting can often make sense. That way, any undesirable changes in breast size and shape caused by pregnancy can be addressed at the same time. Augmentation may not even be needed if breast size increases enough. Breast augmentation through an incision away from the nipple should not prevent breast feeding, though. ...Read more

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If I were to get my breasts removed would I still be able to get breast cancer?

If I were to get my breasts removed would I still be able to get breast cancer?

Breast cancer: Removal of healthy breasts in a fully developed woman essentially prevents one from getting breast cancer. It is possible that small amounts of breast tissue remain unless the underlying pectorals muscle is removed. In the above case one assumes that there is no abnormal tissue in the breasts before removal. ...Read more

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If i get a breast reduction will it create problems if i want to breast-feed my future kids?

If i get a breast reduction will it create problems if i want to breast-feed my future kids?

Possibly.: Depending on the exact technique used to perform the breast reduction procedure, most patients who undergo this (highly pleasing) operation are able to breast-feed successfully. Unfortunately, there is no good way to predict exact which patients are not able to breast-feed after breast surgery. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Start feeding and...: Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. ...Read more

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After I have my baby, if i get breast reduction surgery and i decide to have more kids, will it reverse the affect?

After I have my baby, if i get breast reduction surgery and i decide to have more kids, will it reverse the affect?

Wait if you can.: With breast reduction there is also a reshaping that gives the breasts a more youthful shape and position. With additional pregnancies the reduction won't be "reversed" but the long term result would not be as good as if you waited until you are done having kids. Other issues- potentially not being able to nurse, nipple numbness, loss of erectile function, wound complications, hematomas, seromas. ...Read more

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Im a breast feeding mom and I was wondering if it would be ok to have a couple beers if I pump & dump? Also how long should I wait to breast feed agai

Im a breast feeding mom and I was wondering if it would be ok to have a couple beers if I pump & dump? Also how long should I wait to breast feed agai

Alcohol is transf: ed to the breast milk and alcohol intake should be minimized occasionally 1 serving-12 oz beer may be taken but don't breast feed for the next 2 hrs if you drink more than 12 ounces wait additional 2 hrs/12 oz no need to pump and dump ...Read more

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I am getting a breast augmentation dec 23 of this year. Will it ruin my boobs when I have children someday? Even if i don't breast feed?

I am getting a breast augmentation dec 23 of this year. Will it ruin my boobs when I have children someday? Even if i don't breast feed?

No: Breast augmentation when done correctly does not "ruin" your boobs. Your breast will undergo changes as you age and if you have children and breast-feed. If you are looking to have children in the following six months to year, i would probably not recommend you have a breast augmentation. Make sure you discuss your concerns with your board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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


Dr. Walter Husar
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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