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Breast Implants & Breastfeeding: Facts for Moms on Their Motherhood Journey

It is very important for us to celebrate the beautiful journey of motherhood and shed some light on a topic that's often surrounded by clouds of uncertainty – breastfeeding with breast implants. Did you know that August is the International Month of Breastfeeding? Considering this, we emphasize that as modern aesthetics embrace breast implants for enhancing self-confidence, all moms should be aware that they can confidently choose this path while keeping their future breastfeeding plans in mind. 

So, do breast implants cause problems with breastfeeding? The good news is that having breast implants doesn't necessarily mean you can't breastfeed. Many women with breast implants successfully breastfeed their babies without any issues. However, it's essential to consult with a knowledgeable healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance and address any concerns you may have. At GC Aesthetics®, we're not just about science; we're about empowering mothers to embrace their unique journey with love and confidence. Now, let’s dive into the facts about breast implants and breastfeeding. 

 

Debunking Health Risks for Nursing Babies  

 

As moms, you’ve got a superhero-like radar for anything that might affect your baby’s health. You might be worried about potential health risks for your nursing baby due to breast implants. But take a deep breath because research has shown that silicone implants are like well-behaved house guests – they stay put in their little shell, and no harmful substances are released into your breast milk. So, no worries there.  

 

Don’t worry, breast Milk Remains Unaffected by Implants  

 

We know how much you care about your little one's well-being, and that includes the quality of breast milk. Rest assured your implants won't mess with the nutritional content or quality of your breast milk. Your mammary glands do their thing independently of those implants, producing nutrient-rich milk that's perfect for your baby's growth and development. 

 

Breastfeeding with Implants Is Possible and Achievable  

 

Alright, let's get one thing straight from the start – breastfeeding with breast implants is absolutely possible and achievable. There's a common myth floating around that implants make breastfeeding impossible or super difficult. But guess what? Most women with implants can breastfeed successfully without any major hurdles. That's because breast augmentation surgery is designed to ensure minimal interference with milk production and delivery by placing the implants beneath the chest muscles or breast tissue. There also isn’t any evidence that breastfeeding hurt more with implants 

 

What Does Every Mom Need to Know About Breastfeeding Before Going to Surgery? 

 

Incision Placement  

Choose an incision placement that won't mess with your milk ducts or milk flow. Go for the inframammary incisions or transaxillary incisions – they're breastfeeding-friendly! 

Implant Placement 

Opt for submuscular placement under the chest muscles to minimize any disruption to your milk production and delivery system. 

Consult with a Board-Certified Surgeon 

Oh, and before you dive into this journey, have a heart-to-heart with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They'll give you personalized guidance on implant placement and incision options, considering your future breastfeeding plans. 

 

Tips for Moms with Implants 

 

Now, for you amazing moms who already have breast implants and are planning to breastfeed, we've got some helpful tips for a smooth and rewarding experience: 

 

  • Get informed: Get some expert advice from a lactation consultant to ensure your baby has a proper latch, leading to effective breastfeeding. 
  • Take a break: We know that moms like you need some downtime too. So, use high-quality breast pumps and proper storage containers to maintain your milk supply and let others help with feeding duties. 
  • Stay on top of any changes: Keep an eye out for any shifts in size, shape, or texture, and if you have any concerns, reach out to a lactation consultant or healthcare provider. 
  • Turn to your loved ones: Remember, you're not alone on this journey. Build a strong support network with your partner, family, friends, lactation consultants, and other superhero moms who can offer encouragement and assistance throughout your breastfeeding adventure. 

 

At GC Aesthetics®, we see the superhero within every mother. Our commitment goes beyond science; it's about empowering you to make confident choices on your motherhood journey. As you embark on this extraordinary adventure of motherhood, we're here to support you with the knowledge and love you need to nurture your baby's growth and happiness. You will be a phenomenal mom and we would be honored to be a part of your journey. 

For over 40 years, GC Aesthetics® has provided women around the world with reliable, safe, and effective breast implants. To learn more about our extensive breast implant portfolio visit our website and feel more informed to book your first consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon today.    

GC Aesthetics®️, A Confident Choice for Life™️ 

Sources:  

  • https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/maternal-or-infant-illnesses/breast-surgery.html#:~:text=Is%20it%20safe%20for%20a,mothers%20with%20silicone%20breast%20implants.  
  • https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/think-you-cant-breastfeed-after-implants-think-again 
  • https://www.savannahplasticsurgery.com/breastfeed-after-breast-augmentation/ 

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