Author: Nandhini Sundaram|2023-5-9
Does going through breast augmentation with implants will affect my ability to breastfeed? Can I breastfeed while having breast implants? Well certainly YES! You can breastfeed after having breast implant surgery. However it does depend on the size, location, and the kind of surgery you went through. Although there are a few outliers, the majority of women with breast implants are able to breastfeed. The original condition of your breasts prior to surgery and potentially the sort of incision utilised will determine whether you are able to breastfeed or not.
Does having implants make breastfeeding more challenging?
The nerves and ducts in the breast may be impacted by breast augmentation, lift, and reduction surgeries, which could influence lactation. Compared to implants above the muscle, breast implants below the muscle often have a less impact on milk output. If you have breast implant illness it is recommended to consult a doctor for further treatments as it can be a hindrance for breastfeeding.
Does breastfeeding cause implant rupture?
There is no evidence to support the notion that implant rupturing or other harm will result from pumping. Nonetheless, you must use caution when positioning the flange, particularly if the periareolar incision approach was employed. The flange may irritate scar tissue that has accumulated around the interior of the areola.
Do my implants have the potential to leak and contaminate my breast milk?
No, there is virtually little chance of leakage with either saline or silicone implants. Additionally, since breast milk is produced and delivered through its own network of mammary glands and milk ducts, there is no path for contamination if the implant were to leak.
How can I tell if my child is getting enough milk at the breast?
Most newborns right after delivery have a very successful breastfeeding session at the breast, followed by several hours of sleep. It's typical for a breastfed infant to eat regularly as they start to wake up once more. Your infant should need to eat at least every two to three hours after the first 24 hours.
Does my ability to breastfeed depend on the size or form of my breasts?
A substantial risk factor for decreased milk production is because of insufficient glandular tissue. Your milk production can be insufficient for your kid if you undergone breast augmentation because of undeveloped (hypoplastic) breasts. Breasts that lack normal fullness and are hypoplastic are quite narrow and may appear bulging at the tip. Before augmentation, hypoplastic breasts can appear widely spread, uneven, or tubular because they either do not expand during pregnancy or only grow very little. You run a higher chance of having limited milk supply if this was how your breasts looked naturally before getting augmentation.