(Closed) breastfeeding with implants?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
539 posts
Busy bee

My sister and Future Sister-In-Law both have them and have nursed their babies for a year. I think perfectly okay!

Post # 4
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know a couple girls that have implants and were able to breast feed just fine

Post # 7
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Tmaire – So glad you posted this as I was wondering the same thing. Hopefully things will work out for the both of us!

Post # 9
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My sister breatfed fine with her implants.

Post # 10
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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.

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