Can a Woman Breastfeed After Breast Implants?


Breastfeed after Breast implantA big question will be asked by women who does breast surgery is can they still breastfeed their babies normally after breast implant.

Well, According to Methods of Healing, women who had their breast implant can still breastfeed their baby normally. One thing is that the presence of silicone in breast layer will affect the level of sensitivity of the tip of the breast while nursing. For example,  unable to feel the flow of milk to the baby’s mouth.

In general, breast implants do not affect the ability to breastfeed. Silicone and saline which usually embedded in the breast layer is still safe enough for breastfeeding. But, some experts still has worries that the implant fluid will contaminate the milk. Of course, if this happens it is very dangerous for infants.

This issue is still being debated. Some plastic surgery experts believe that will not happen because the molecules in silicone implants are too large to infiltrate and contaminate the milk.

The worst possibility still exists that women who did breast implant are in risk of not being able to breastfeed their baby. However, this depends on choice of the type of plastic surgery. Ideally, injection should be implanted under the breast or under the armpit to minimize its worst effects.