Breastfeeding with Implants: The Answers to Your Questions

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Breastfeeding for the first time can come with many unknowns, and many mothers have a plethora of questions about the process. We have compiled and answered a list of the most popular questions about breastfeeding with implants so you can feel confident in your role as a mother.

Breastfeeding with Implants- Is It Possible?

Women who have received breast implants before becoming pregnant may now be concerned with their ability to breastfeed. However, studies done on the matter show that the number of women who can successfully breastfeed is almost the same in women with breast implants and women without breast implants. Overall, the only way to be certain that you have the best chance to breastfeed is to wait until after having children to augment your breasts.

Can A Breast Pump Be Used with Implants?

The answer to this question is yes! However, women with implants should take some things into consideration when using a breast pump. For example, start off at the lowest suction strength and then increase it over time to make sure there is not too much pressure on the implants. Also, avoid dry pumping, as this could irritate your breasts.

What Do I Do If I’m Struggling with Milk Supply?

While women without implants can also struggle with milk supply, some women may experience this issue after receiving implants. Breast pumps can be used after breastfeeding to help stimulate milk production and can be done on one or both breasts. However, if you are having major issues with breastfeeding, working with a lactation consultant can help.

If you have questions regarding breastfeeding with implants, contact Gawley Plastic Surgery today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, and schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons.

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