before my wife do a breast implant, i want to make it sure. Can she breastfeed if she had breast implant? no matter with Saline or silicone. is it save for the baby?
Is It Safe to Breastfeed After Getting Implants?
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Breast Feeding After Breast Augmentation is Safe
Yes, breast feeding after breat augmentation is safe.
The implant is placed completely behind the breast and is not in connection with the milk glands or ducts.
Is it safe to breastfeed after getting implants?
Breast Augmentation and breast feeding
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Breast Feeding After Implants is Safe
This has been studied. Breast augmentation should not affect your wife's ability to breast feed in the future. And breast feeding is safe after breast augmentation.
It is safe to breastfeed with implants!
It is safe for the mother and the baby to breast feed after you have implants. The saline implants are made of salt water which is natural to the body. Silicone implants have been studied and it was found that formula actually has more silicone in it than breast milk in patients with silicone implants. Good luck!
Breast implants are safe for nursing moms.
Implants will not cause any change to the brest milk. If you are getting a lift, it is best to ask your surgeon if you will be able to nurse after.
Breast feeding and implants
You should not worry about the safety of breast feeding after breast augmentation either with saline or silicone implants they will not have any effect on the breast milk.
Breast feeding after implants
Yes, this has been studied, and it is safe to breast feed your baby after having implants, whether they are silicone or saline devices.
The studies show that commercial baby formula actually has way (15-20 times) more silicone in it than milk from mothers with breast implants. Cow's milk also had significantly more silicone in it, from dietary sources.
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Yes, breast feeding is safe.
After healing, it is safe to breast feed. You should follow the requirements of monitoring silicone implants with regular MRI's. Both saline and silicone implants are safe for breast feeding. A periareolar incision may slightly increase the chance of the operation interfering with your Ability to breastfeed, but not the safety of breast feeding.
Breast augmentation and breast feeding
Often, patients will ask if breast feeding is ok after breast augmentation. It's important to know that not only does the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommend that mothers attempt breast feeding after breast augmentation but we think that it is not really affected at all. Even after breast reduction surgery which is actually done by tissue rearrangement (which is not done in breast aug surgery) patients are able to nurse their babies. This should be more reassuring than any other data out there. It's quite convincing since in breast augmentation the entire breast gland is not really affected by the implant.
Something to take into account is that the breast tissue is over time reduced by sitting in front of an implant. Nowadays, many moms are not going towards breast feeding to avoid deforming their breasts. It's important for those who are concerned to know that it's simply not an issue.
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