How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

Breast feeding. It is entirely possible to breast feed normally after breast implants. There are some women that have difficulty with breast feeding whether they have had implants or not. There is no way to know if it was the implants that caused the problem. If I have a patient who is concerned about the future possibility of breast feeding, we spend time discussing this concern and then make the decision.
Very well... But it's important to know that while the vast majority of women with implants can breast feed, it can't be guaranteed so if this is really important to a woman, she should wait till after having children.
Just like others... Breast implants, whether placed immediately behind the breasts or under the pectoralis major muscles, should not interfere with breast feeding at all.

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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?

Maybe. During pregnancy and the postpartum time, women's breasts will enlarge and stretch. Even if you do not breast feed, changes to your breasts will occur. Whether they are ruined is a personal determination. Read more...
Importent question. And concern , you must speak to your surgeon also the word ' ruin' is a individual opinion , as you age your body alters the shape , fat distribution changes , same with breast feeding ( most opt not to breast feed ) , these are inevitable facts of life. Good luck. Read more...
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...
No way to predict. There is no way to predict what changes pregnancy and breast feeding will have on your breasts. Read more...
What. Your breasts do after pregnancy is vary variable. Some get larger, some get smaller, some droop, some women gain lots of weight......Only time will tell. Read more...
Pregnancy + implants. Saline breast implants are indicated for adult women over 18. The breasts may change after pregnancy, but this would happen regardless of implants. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. Read more...
Safe in pregnancy. Breast implants (silicone and saline) have been proven to be safe. You can comfortably have implants without worrying about how your breasts will look during and after future pregnancy. Silicone implants give a more natural look and feel. Read more...

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

Maybe. The answer is unpredictable ; some doctors feel that an incision under the breast( instead of through the nipple) may improve chances of breast feeding. Read more...
Timing of boob job. It is best to delay augmentation until after you have kids for several reasons. First, many women loose volume after having children or occasionally gain it, so the implant could wind up the wrong size. Also some get a lot of drooping and may need a lift as well as an implant. Finally, you might not be able to breastfeed after implants, especially if the incision was through the nipples. Read more...
Implant nursing. There is no one correct answer. If you are planning on having children soon, i would advise to defer implants because it is possible you will need another procedure such as a lift. However if it is in distant future you could consider implants now. Some would advise avoiding the areolar incision to minimize duct injury. Some have suggested that nursing may lead to a higher rates of contracture. Read more...
Statistics show... Statistics show that most women who have breast augmentation can breastfeed. You increase your odds by having the scar in the inframmary fold or in the axilla. Read more...
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...
Wait. If my patients are considering having pregnancies in the near future, i think that it is best for them to wait on breast surgery until afterwards. Breast-feeding is only one of the considerations involved. By waiting patients minimize the chances that additional surgery will be necessary after the changes that may occur during/after pregnancy. Best wishes. Read more...

Can I breast feed with breast augmentation done through my umbilicus? In 2000, I had breast augmentation, the approach was through my umbilicus. My plastic surgeon is now retired and I've been unsuccessful reaching anyone at his old office to help me with

I . I always tell my patients who have never been pregnant or have breast fed, there is no way to answer this question accurately, since some patients are never able to produce enough milk regardless of any breast surgery. My recommendation is try breast feeding once the baby is born. Even the act of breast feeding, regardless of milk production, will help you and your baby to bond more. Read more...
Majority can. The majority of women who want to breast feed after breast augmentation can. Some women cannot breast feed even if they never had implants. We usually advise to give it a try as breast feeding is a good thing for mother and baby. Read more...
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...
Breat Feeding Rec. Breast feeding is recomended for most women regardless of whether they have breast implants or not. Breast implants can sometimes decrease the amont of milk produced, most likely becuase the breast thinks it is full faster, but breast implants will not change or taint the milk produced. Read more...
Probably. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed successfully. However, any type or breast surgery does carry risk of decreasing this ability. Exactly what percentage of patients are not able to breast-feed after consultation surgery is hard to determine since some women are not able to breast-feed despite not having had previous breast surgery. Read more...

Might I still breastfeed with the nipple incision breast augmentation?

Yes, usually. I sometimes prefer that approach, and tell patients there is about a 10% chance they will lose the ability to breast feed after surgery. But risk is comparable to infra mammary fold approach, done right, i feel. Read more...
Usually... But the crease incision (infra-mammary) is safer, and has a lower risk for capsular contracture, as well. Read more...
Probably-no warranty. In all likelihood, you will be able to nurse. However it is possible that significant ductal damage may be incurred, that nursing may be difficult or impossible. If this is a major concern, you should either avoid implants until after completion of pregnancies or consider breast crease or armpit incisions. Remember that even without implants nursing may not be possible. Read more...
Most likely yes. Very unusual to lose the ability to breastfeed with breast augmentation regardless of what incision approach is used. Breas lifts and reductions have a higher chance of having alterations to nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed. Read more...
Breast Feeding is OK. If done correctly, there should not be disruption of your ability to breast feed after breast augmentation and an areolar incision. Keep in mind that the complication rate (infection and capsular contracture rate) is significantly higher with this incision as opposed to a crease incision. Ask your board certified plastic surgeon about all your options. Read more...
Probably. Breast augmentation alone does not affect the ability to breastfeed. The periareolar approach will still preserve most if not all of the ducts. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. Read more...
Possibly. The ability to breast-feed after breast augmentation surgery can be affected with a periareolar incision. The reason for this is that the incision will potentially damage some of the ductal tissue as well as some of the glandular tissue in the area. Lower rates of breast feeding interruption are seen with inframamary crease incisions as well as transaxillary incisions. Read more...

What would cause an inability to breast feed after breat aug? Would I somehow know if I was now unable to after having the surgery?

Assume. Assume that you can not breast feed after surgery. In some cases you can. Your plastic surgeon may have the answer depending how augmentation was done. Read more...

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

Should be. Breast reduction surgery may limit your ability to breast feed and therefore it is important that you are aware of that possibility. However, many women are still able to nurse successfully after breast reduction surgery. Read more...
Yes. You should still have normal function after you recover from the surgery. Read more...
Possibly. Most likely yes, however, any breast surgery as extensive as a breast reduction can interfere with future breast feeding as well as nipple sensation. We also don't even know if you were able to breast feed before you had surgery as many women are unable to breast feed. Please discuss this with your surgeon prior to having the procedure. Be well. Read more...
Probably. There is a chance that the ducts will be disrupted and you won't be able to breast feed. Read more...
Sometimes. Although breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, it is associated with the potential inability to breast-feed. Much will depend on the exact procedure performed. Therefore, statistics will vary. Sometimes, it is best to avoid the procedure until after pregnancy ( is planned in the near future). Best wishes. Read more...
Possibly. A recent analysis showed no difference in breastfeeding capacity after reduction mammaplasty compared to women of the north american general population during the first month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal considerations. Read more...

Is it possible to breast feed if I have had a breast reduction surgery?

Depends... Most patients undergo breast reduction surgery are able to breast-feed. However, much will depend on the specific technique utilized. Generally, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed when done for patients presenting with the common symptoms of neck, back, shoulder discomfort. Seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons more precise advice. Read more...
Usually. Most breast reduction surgeries will maintain the mothers ability to breast feed. However if a large reduction is required than function may be lost. Your surgeon should be able to tell you which procedure youl will require. Even if function is preserved some mothers are not able to successfully breast feed. But you could pump and use you milk to feed the baby. Read more...
Usually. With the exception of the free-nipple graft method, most other methods of breast reduction will allow breast feeding in the future, to a variable extent. Best to discuss with your surgeon for more details. Read more...
Most likely. Though scar tissue can interfere with lactation, most women can go on to breast feed after a reduction or lift. Read more...
Possibly. A recent analysis showed no difference in breastfeeding capacity after reduction mammaplasty compared to women of the north american general population during the first month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal considerations. Read more...

Is it possible to breast feed after having a breast reduction surgery? I had the surgery five years ago, am I still capable to breast feed?

Yes, . Yes, it is possible to breast feed after reduction mammoplasty(breast reduction). There can be some complications that may make breast feeding more difficult however. Obviously there is less gland tissue to produce milk which may affect your supply. But as long as the nipple apparatus wasn't damaged and there is some tissue to produce milk, you should still be able to breastfeed. I would recommend speaking to your obgyn if you are pregnant or seeking out a lactation consultant to examine your breasts and help evaluate your chances for success and give you specific tips once the baby is born. Many hospitals have lactation consultants on staff to help new moms with feeding. Either way, it is worth trying to breast feed as there are many benefits to both mom and baby from breastfeeding. And the best advice i can give is to be patient and persistant. Breast feeding is new for moms and new for the baies and both need time to learn how to do it well and for mom's milk to come in (2-5 days) after delivery. Read more...
Possible. More than likely, you will be able to breast feed after a breast reduction. It is difficult to say what percentage of women won't be ale to breast feed after a breast reduction because a certain percentage of women cannot breast feed even without surgery. Read more...
Worth a try. Get the help ofa lactation consultant (most hospitals have these now). You have a good chance of succeeding. Read more...
Possible. Depending on the exact technique used for the breast reduction procedure, many patients are able to breast-feed after breast reduction surgery. Certainly worth a try; good luck! Read more...
Possibly. A recent analysis showed no difference in breastfeeding capacity after reduction mammaplasty compared to women of the north american general population during the first month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal considerations. Read more...

Hi. Do breast feed baby get cositipation if the mother is havn that prblm or from her diet?

Not usually. Breastfed babies are less likely to have constipation than formula fed babies. If mom isn't drinking enough fluids and not producing enough milk, that could theoretically cause the baby to be constipated. But, many times people think their babies are constipated if they aren’t having a BM every day. Some babies stool less often; as long as the stool isn’t hard and the child isn’t in pain, it’s OK. Read more...