Will Kourtney Kardashian's Breast Implants Prevent Her From Breastfeeding?
MakenzieR on 9 Jul 2012 at 5:00pm
As Kourtney Kardashian welcomes her baby girl into the world, Penelope Scotland Disick, it's a perfect time to revisit a popular boob-related myth:
Can women with breast implants still breastfeed?
The eldest Kardashian sister is not shy about the fact that she got implants well before starting a family. And for the 300,000+ women who get them ever year, the ability to breastfeed future children is a major concern. So, in case you're still confused, here it is straight from the doctor's
mouth keyboard: YES, you can still breastfeed with implants.
Says Dr. Michael Workman: "On average, there's roughly a 90% chance that you will be able to breastfeed after having breast implants, on the assumption that you were able to breastfeed before the surgery. Normally the breast implant is inserted under the muscle (occasionally it is placed above the muscle as well) but doing so should not effect the direct relationship between the breast glands/ducts and the nipple."
Kourtney already knew this, of course, because she breastfed baby Mason and was very open about her feelings. "I love the bonding time, love that it’s natural and what your body is made to do, love the benefits for his body and mine," she wrote on her blog. "I find it to be such an amazing womanly thing."
Would the inability to breastfeed stop you from having a cosmetic procedure, if it's something you really wanted?
Want more info? Check out:
- Breastfeeding with implants - possible? What are the risks?
- Will augmented breasts change after breastfeeding?
- Busted! Top 10 Breast Myths Debunked
- Fact or Fiction: 5 Rumors About Breast Implants