Breast Feeding with Implants?

Jaime - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Am I going to be able to breast feed with silicone implants? They are over the muscle.. just wondering if anyone else out there has done this.. My doctor doesn't seem too concerned, but said the milk supply might not be the same.

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Stifler's - posted on 03/01/2011

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You can have low supply even if you don't have implants though. You'll be right just do your best.

Johnny - posted on 11/18/2009

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Check out www.bfar.org It's a site for women who wish to breastfeed after breast reductions (which can be very hard) but also has lots of info for women who have had implants or other surgeries. I've had 3 breast surgeries and I am nursing my 15 month old. You can do it! :)

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Carol - posted on 03/01/2011

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I dont know if you know that but a famous first time mom breastfeeds and she has implants. Kourtney Kardashian breastfeeds her son, and has had a boob job. She does just fine. It is noted that your milk supply wont be as high but you will produce enough milk for oyur baby (if this is your first) if you have the implants or reduction done after birth it will be lower for a while. Good Luck!

Angii - posted on 11/18/2009

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I have implant and was not able to breastfeed. My supply was so low. Maybe an 1 ounce is what I produced. Hopefully you will be able too. : )

Christine - posted on 11/18/2009

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Hi Jamie,

I also have implants and are currently breastfeeding except mine are saline and under the muscle. I was really worried but never had any problems. My son is 2 1/2 months and I havent had any problems. I started to pump in the hospital but am not sure if that had any impact but he was a little early so the lactation consultant suggested it. I wouldnt worry too much I have read alot about it and most women can. And if not dont worry with my second one I never breastfed and she was fat and happy. She also never had any colds until about 2 years old so I guess its just preference, with her I was working full time and had a toddler so my lifestyle didnt allow it. One more thing my doctor didnt seem concerned at all when I asked about breastfeeding with implants, I think they see it alot!! Hope this helped
Christine

Minnie - posted on 11/18/2009

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Yes, you can. Milk supply is based on supply and demand. The more milk baby removes from your breast, the more milk you will produce. Nurse your baby as often as he wants it, even if it was just half an hour prior and you will keep your prolactin levels high and will make enough milk for your baby.

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