Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation
Many women worry about their ability to breastfeed after they undergo breast augmentation. Breastfeeding is a great decision to give your baby nutrients and breast augmentation should not take away from your baby. Here are some facts about breastfeeding you should know that may help you when deciding about breast augmentation.
- Nursing does not change the appearance of your implanted breasts. You don’t need to worry about breast feeding altering the way your implants look.
- If you are trying to decide between silicone and saline implants, you should know that both are safe to use. Neither of the materials will interfere with your milk or baby in a toxic way.
- Overall, breast augmentation does not affect breastfeeding with most women. Implants do not disturb the milk ducts or nipples in a way that would not allow your baby to get the milk and nutrients
- A breast lift or reduction is very different from augmentation. Those surgeries involve relocating the nipple and tissue, and can therefore have a slightly increased risk of effecting ability to breast feed. If you are looking to breastfeed and are considering a breast lift or reduction, it is important to speak with Dr. Moraitis during your consultation about your plans.
- Just as your breasts would without implants, while nursing, your breasts will grow in size. You may feel slight discomfort when your milk first comes in, but your breasts will return to normal after nursing.
No matter the situation, it is important to discuss with Dr. Moraitis your breast feeding plans if you are considering a breast surgery. For more information, contact Dr. Moraitis’ office for a consultation.