This is true that breast implants can help women feel more complete and beautiful along with having the capability of breastfeeding. Are you planning to go for breast implant? Before you proceed you must know certain facts about breast implants
Breast augmentation or breast implantation is a surgical process to enhance the size or shape or completeness of a woman’s breasts. This is also performed for the restoration of the breasts after surgical treatment for breast cancer or some other condition affecting the size and shape of the breast.
The external layer of breast implant is prepared of silicone and the interior is filled with saline solution or silicone gel or a compound of alternative substances. On the leakage of implant the solution will be absorbed and excluded by the body naturally which can be confirmed with MRI or ultrasound scan.
Can You Breastfeed with Implants?
Good news is that one can do breastfeeding after going through breast implantation. If you are going through breast implantation and want to have a baby in future and breastfeed, please discuss it with your surgeon to take the special care while operating. Also the chemicals used for implantation are safe for breastfeeding.
The success of breast feeding will depend on the size, placement of implants and the type of surgery. Significant factor leading to breastfeeding success is how the surgery is performed and where incision is made. Surgery may harm milk glands or milk ducts or nerves as there are different types of surgeries carried on and they have different types of effects on breastfeeding. Actually any damage to milk duct may affect milk production. Blocked ducts may cause reducing the flow of milk which may cause breasts to swell often accompanied by pain and fever.
When do you need to consult a doctor?
Mothers with breast implants may have more problems in breastfeeding than others. During the pregnancy and after delivery one should be in constant touch with the doctor especially when you notice the following cases –
- No milk within four to five days after childbirth
- No enough production of milk
- Detection of a lump on the breast
- Hardening on the breast
- Pain in nipple during or after breastfeeding
After having with this information one should next set up a meeting with a lactation expert consultant to help you achieve successful breastfeed.
How to increase the volume of milk production?
One should go for maximum breastfeed in first few weeks to produce maximum milk. Use of breast pump along with feeding your baby from your breast can boost milk production. My personal experience to maximize milk production is to consume maximum milk or lactose products. Also one should consult doctor for recommendation or herbal supplements to boost breast milk.
Though there is no major health hazard to your baby, it is advised if you’re thinking of having breast implants, you might consider waiting once you’ve already had and breastfed children to avoid any mental tension.
And after getting all this information about breastfeeding before getting breast implants please do not forget to share this information with someone you know and love.