National Breastfeeding Month: Can You Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

Posted: August 15, 2022

Happy National Breastfeeding Month! Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy way to feed your baby, but it is not always possible for mothers to breastfeed. If you are considering breast augmentation, you may wonder if it will affect your breastfeeding ability.

The answer to this question is yes. Breastfeeding with breast implants is considered safe. Many factors can affect whether or not you can breastfeed after breast augmentation, including the type of surgery you have, the type of implants you choose, and your body's response to the surgery.

If you are considering breast augmentation and would like to breastfeed in the future, it is important to speak to your surgeon about your options and to understand the risks involved.

What is National Breastfeeding Month?

National Breastfeeding Month is an annual campaign to promote and support breastfeeding. The campaign runs throughout August. The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) officially declared National Breastfeeding Month on August 6, 2011.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child. It also promotes support for mothers who wish to breastfeed, whether they are breastfeeding for the first time or have experience breastfeeding.

The campaign includes various activities and resources, including public events, media campaigns, and educational materials.

Can You Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Yes. Most women with breast implants can breastfeed, but there are a few exceptions. Depending on the type of incision used and the original state of your breasts, you may be able to breastfeed after surgery.

If you've had surgery with implants, you can breastfeed - but it will depend on their size and placement. It shouldn't be a problem to breastfeed if the incisions are made under the breast fold or in the armpit.

There is a possibility that breast implants will affect your ability to produce breast milk. Some patients, however, do not experience any disruption in milk supply.

Consult With Us Free In Las Vegas

Dr. Stephen Miller is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast augmentations. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 702-369-1001. Nevada's surrounding areas, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and others, are welcome to our practice.

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