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can you breast feed with inplants

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Asked by red12182 at 12:03 AM on Dec. 27, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As long as the surgeon didn't sever the milk ducts, YES.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:11 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • My friend has implants and has successfully breastfed 2 children

    Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 12:17 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It is well worth trying but it will depend on what (if any) damage was done during the surgery.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:34 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Yes, it's actually breast reduction surgery that impedes your ability to breastfeed or getting implants inserted through the nipple.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:35 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Yes, if it's inserted under the muscle

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 2:44 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Usually.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:18 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Most moms with implants don't have trouble breastfeeding. An excellent resource with lots of information on breastfeeding after breast surgery is

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:31 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • It depends on a lot of factors. How much tissue was severed to make the pocket for the implant? was the nipple removed to insert the implant? Has nipple sensivity been compromised? The best implant procedures for a mother who intends to nurse are done through the navel and placed behind the pectoral muscle. It's a more expensive procedure, and is more invasive, but the results are more realistic looking and damage less breast tissue.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

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