There's a good chance you can breastfeed after having breast implants, though you may face some challenges, such as problems with milk supply. A lactation consultant can help identify issues and show you how to address them, so you can provide your baby with as much breast milk as possible. If you're considering, but haven't yet had, augmentation surgery and may want to breastfeed in the future, talk to a breast surgeon as well as a lactation consultant about how implants could affect your ability to breastfeed. Low milk supply: Depending on how your augmentation surgery was done see "Will breast implants affect my milk production?
Do Breast Implants Affect Breastfeeding and Breastmilk Supply?
Can you breastfeed with implants?
Background: Aesthetic breast implant augmentation surgery is the most popular plastic surgery worldwide. Many women choose to receive breast implants during their reproductive ages, although the long-term effects are still controversial. Research aim: We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the influence of aesthetic breast augmentation on breastfeeding. We also compared the exclusive breastfeeding rates of periareolar versus inframammary incision.
Breastfeeding and Breast Implants
Breastfeeding success after breast surgery depends on the reason for the operation, the type of surgery, and the way it is performed. Women undergo breast surgery for many reasons. Augmentations, reductions, mastectomies, lumpectomies, and biopsies are often carried out on women of childbearing age. These surgeries can all affect breastfeeding and the ability to make a healthy breast milk supply for a child.
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