1. Will breast implants affect my milk production?
The type of incision, location of implants, nerve damage (if any), reason for surgery and the timing of the procedure can influence milk supply. A study found a 75% chance of successful breastfeeding with implants, with the type and location of implants playing a significant role.
2. Could my breast implants harm my baby?
There is insufficient evidence to suggest that silicone breast implants harm infants. No clinical problems are seen in infants of mothers with silicone implants.
3. Are there specific techniques or positions recommended for breastfeeding with implants?
While there are no strict rules, some women find certain breastfeeding positions more comfortable. Experimenting with different positions, such as the football hold or side-lying, may help find what works best for both mother and baby.
4. Can I breastfeed after a revision surgery to replace implants?
Revision surgeries, commonly performed around seven years after the initial placement of implants, may carry risks of further damage to nerves and tissues. However, many mothers still successfully breastfeed after such procedures.
5. Does the size of the implant impact breastfeeding success?
The size of the implant itself does not necessarily determine breastfeeding success. Factors such as incision type, implant location and nerve damage play more significant roles in influencing the breastfeeding experience.
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