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Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
It depends on why the implants were placed.
Some women have the implants done because they had small breasts, which sometimes (rarely) is due to insufficient glandular tissue. What that means is that the breasts didn't develop normally and the structures used to make milk didn't develop. Otherwise, the surgery and the implants themselves don't usually present a problem.

In brief: Usually
It depends on why the implants were placed.
Some women have the implants done because they had small breasts, which sometimes (rarely) is due to insufficient glandular tissue. What that means is that the breasts didn't develop normally and the structures used to make milk didn't develop. Otherwise, the surgery and the implants themselves don't usually present a problem.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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Dr. John Obi
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
The actual breast augmentation procedure should not alter your ability to successfully breast feed.
There are some women who are not able to breast feed that have never had any surgery, so if you have already breast fed a child, this should not interefere.

In brief: Usually
The actual breast augmentation procedure should not alter your ability to successfully breast feed.
There are some women who are not able to breast feed that have never had any surgery, so if you have already breast fed a child, this should not interefere.
Dr. John Obi
Dr. John Obi
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Dr. Cecily Kelly
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
You should be able to breastfeed your child, but if the incision was sub-areolar, you might have scar tissure that can block some of your milk ducts.
Although you will still be able to breastfeed, it could be difficult for you to produce enough milk to breastfeed exclusively. You will need to make sure to have the assistance of a good lactation consultant.

In brief: Probably
You should be able to breastfeed your child, but if the incision was sub-areolar, you might have scar tissure that can block some of your milk ducts.
Although you will still be able to breastfeed, it could be difficult for you to produce enough milk to breastfeed exclusively. You will need to make sure to have the assistance of a good lactation consultant.
Dr. Cecily Kelly
Dr. Cecily Kelly
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Most women are able to breast feed after breast augmentation.
It is completely safe for the baby.

In brief: Usually
Most women are able to breast feed after breast augmentation.
It is completely safe for the baby.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES
You can breastfeed with having breast implants.
Breastfeeding is highly recommended for your child to receive the best nutrition and immune support!

In brief: YES
You can breastfeed with having breast implants.
Breastfeeding is highly recommended for your child to receive the best nutrition and immune support!
Dr. Mila McManus
Dr. Mila McManus
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