Can I Continue Breast Feeding As I've Just Discovered my Silicone Implants Have Ruptured?
- Asked by iolo
- 1 year ago
I originally had the implants in 2001, and then in 2010 had my son i had the implants checked ( by surgeon not a scan) whilst pregnant and was told that they were fine and could breast feed,which we have done successfully for 2 years.with the recent pip scare I went to see my gp who advised me to pay for a ultra sound scan. This showed both implants have ruptured, I am now waiting a MRI to see how badly. Can I feed and do I need to get implants out immediately or can I let my son self wean??
Breast feeding and ruptured silicone gel implants
If your implants are ruptured, they may have been for a long time...if they are under the muscle, there is less chance of silicone getting into your breast milk...the amounts are p rob ably negligible unless the capsule has ruptured as well...there is no scientifically proven answer without analyzing the amount of silicone in your milk...to be safe, you should probably wean him.
Breast Feeding with Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants?
I'm sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced; it must be especially stressful given that you are currently breast-feeding. Theoretically, if the breast implant ruptures are contained within the breast implant capsules, there should be no silicone in the milk ducts. However, personally speaking I would probably suggest that you do not breast-feed until you have at least been evaluated ( and have had your MRIs reviewed) by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. If in doubt, I would suggest not breast-feeding in your situation.
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