Trying to get pregnant and breast feeding is very important to me. What should I do?
Worried That Saline Implant Has Deflated/ruptured. Will It Effect Breast Feeding?
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Ruptured Saline Implant - no problem with breast feeding
Breast Implant Leakage and Breast-feeding?
Thank you for the question.
It may be in your best interests to have your breasts implants evaluated and treated ( for example removed and replaced if there is a leakage) prior to becoming pregnant. If this treatment is not possible, you should have peace of mind that breast-feeding will not necessarily be affected if a breast implant has leaked.
Implant deflation and pregnancy
Implants should not impact breast feeding. With a rupture you should have this treated before thinking of getting pregnant.
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Breastfeeding And Saline Implant Deflation
If a patient has a saline implant that they suspect is deflating, or even a silicone gel implant that there is a suspected rupture in, this should not interfere with breastfeeding in any way. The saline is just absorbed into the body through the natural scar pocket, whereas any siliconee will just stay in the scar pocket and not get into the breast tissue at all. Either way, there is no chnage in the ability to breastfeed or the composition of the breast milk. I hope this helps.
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