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    Default Curious - Breastfeeding After Breast Implants?

    A friend of mine got breast implants a year or so ago, and she's now pregnant She said the surgeons told her that if you can feel your nipples you can still breastfeed, but I was just wondering if anyone has or knows someone with personal experience of bf'ding after having implants?

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    Default Curious - Breastfeeding After Breast Implants?

    My boss has implants and she breastfed for over a year with her son... Not sure if she had an problems but I know he was about 13 months when she weaned him

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    Generally it's fine. You can read bfar.org - they have a section with more information

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    I have breast implants and have breastfed two children no problems at all.

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    Depends on how they do the surgery, but also why. Some women have implants because of insufficient glandular tissue, and they may have supply issues. But even if they cannot fully breastmilkfeed, they can use an SNS to top up and keep the baby breastfeeding.

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    I've really researched this as I was just about to go get my implants done (but then halfway through consultations I found out I was pregnant) and if its placed under the muscle then no breast tissue should be damaged and the mother should be able to breast feed.
    I have a friend who got her surgery done and then found out she was pregnant when she had it done, she then proceeded to breast feed 7 months later when her baby was born and had no problems whatsoever. She is now breast feeding her newest baby who is now a toddler.

    Although there is one thing I'd like to point out - the safety of the milk. Breast implants DOES have health risk long term as the silicone (whether gel filled or saline, the shell is still made of silicone) does break away from the implant and get distributed around te body and blood ****** regardless of if the Implant is ruptured or not. This silicone that is absorbed by the body is usually in extremely small doses that are undetectable without extensive blood tests but it does raise the concern of the safety of the milk. Although there are no studies on what it does to the baby, I think it's something all breast feeding mothers with implants
    should have a think about first.
    Although i would like to point out that there are studies that show that the silicone leaves the body within a few months/2yrs of the implant being taken out, so it is probably quite likely that it wouldn't remain in the infant?
    I don't know, but it's something the mother needs to have a think about and research. If u Like I can post some links. The information is widely available if u search for it, but it's not mentioned by doctors because they'd lose a lot of money. I actually read the manufactor warning booklet published by the company that
    Makes the mentor breast implants and it had a lot of this info and it also made it clear that the doctor was to explain all these risks to te patient before surgery, it had tables and data of information and statistics, it's pretty easy to find online

    Goodluck

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    My girlfriend has implants and breastfeed her two kids for 12 months each no problem.


 

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