Breast Implants And Breast Feeding

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cayingo - October 17

I have saline br___t implants that are positioned under my pectoral muscles. My surgeon told me I won't have any problems br___t feeding b/c of the implants. I didn't have them when I had my DD and did great w/ b'fing, but I'm wondering if this time around now that I do have them (and have for almost 5 years) if I might have a problem. Anyone out there b'fing and have implants? What has your experience been?

 

Guest - October 17

I too have saline implants under the muschle with incision under the b___st. I have nooooo problems at all nursing. My lo is 10 months. However they do not look as good as they did b4..but my husband things they look more real now... You will do just fine :)

 

cayingo - October 17

How do they not look as good as b4? Where they looking diff during pg or once you started nursing? I'm glad to hear a true confessional. I'm more curious than worried really. I haven't spoken w/ my OB about this yet, but will at my next appt. Did you have to do anything diff w/ this baby to be successful?

 

Guest - October 18

Hi cayingo, well my b___sts were more perkier (higher than before) I guess with the elevated volume they are heavier so somewhat droopier now, I was a "C" before and am now a "D" I am sure after I finish the bf they will go down in size a bit. Gravity in general will evenually drrop your b___bs over time anyway. The nursing was no different at all than those without implants. I do have somewhat more sensitive nipples, but once the intial hurting subsided (around 2 weeks)it was great. No problems at all in fact I have copius amounts of milk. I have heard b___st reductions can interfere with bf'ing but as long as your incision was not through the nipple there should/will be no problems at all. My next door neighbour also has them and she is nursing 4 month old very well too. It's not necessary to tell your OB. Even my lactation consultant did not know my b___bs were fake nor did I offer the info..why give women or people a preconceived notion about your b___bs. However, My GP asked if I had ever had surgery of any type and I told her I had a b___b job only because she was checking my glands for lumps etc..but my Ob never asked. Good Luck when is your baby due? All the best to you!!

 

Guest - October 18

Oh p.s. as far as how they looked during pregnancy my nipples became darker during pregnancy and slightly beyond..now they have returned to their previous lighter colour. :)

 

cayingo - October 18

Thanks for the info. My bbs are already (at 19w+) darker and a bit larger, but not a full cup size. I remember w/ my DD they didn't get really noticably bigger until my milk came in. Then HOLY COW (no pun intended)! ANd i was a small A b/f surgery. I can only imagine what I'm going to belike when I get to that point this time. W/ implants I am a full C. Ought to be interesting! Again, thanks for the details. I guess your right about not NEEDING to tell my OB. Although I was always very open w/ cpeople close to me about having the surgery, there are those I would never offer the info to. Like the twits at work. No need to open that can of worms. One in particular is always making comments about women who have/get them. Obviously she has no idea I do too!

 

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