Post # 1
Just curious has anyone had an experience or know anyone who has been successful at this? I know they said I could 5yrs ago since they were placed under the muscle but then I also had comlications with scar tissue that had to be removed in a second surgery which is making me skepticle. Any Bees with any info on this? Really really hope that I can and would even pay to get a lactation consultant to help if I have a chance?
Post # 3
My sister and FSIL both have them and have nursed their babies for a year. I think perfectly okay!
Post # 4
We have had multiple mothers successful with breast feeding post-implant in the various clinics I’ve worked in.
Your hospital wil have a lactation consultant, and my hosp. is so good that I’ve already been working with them to prepare for Lemon’s arrival!
Post # 5
I am an NICU nurse, so I have helped a few people get started nursing with implants with mixed success.
Some work out fine, as long as the implant was placed under existing tissue, and the incision was made in the axillary area, away from the bulk of breast tissue. If there is a lot of scar tissue, there are multiple incisions, or the implant is placed within the existing tissue, there can be areas of breast tissue that isn’t connected to milk ducts, which means the milk can’t drain, which can lead to painful, lumpy areas on the breast, that occasionally get infected and require anti-biotics.
The only way to know what will happen is to try though.
Post # 6
I know a couple girls that have implants and were able to breast feed just fine
Post # 7
Tmaire – So glad you posted this as I was wondering the same thing. Hopefully things will work out for the both of us!
Post # 8
Thanks Bees, very encouraging news. I will check with my hospital to see if they have lactation consultants and will watch for the signs of infection when that time comes. As a Derm PA I tell patients warm compresses for superficial infections, I bet that might help for lumps as well? Keeping my fingers crossed for us!
Post # 9
My sister breatfed fine with her implants.
Post # 10
My friend did too. I think what is more important is the location of the implant. What I’ve heard is it is possible when the implant is behind the muscle rather that on top of the muscle. She had no trouble breastfeeding at all.