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Your Love is Vital: Debunking Myths and Providing Essential Information for Women with Breast Implants and Breastfeeding

Blog Post July 27, 2023 post.reading-time

Breast implants have become increasingly popular among women, providing us with the opportunity to enhance our appearance and boost our self-confidence. However, for new or established mothers who are planning to breastfeed and already have breast implants, there are numerous misconceptions and concerns surrounding the topic. By staying at the forefront of scientific advancements, Motiva® meets the highest standards, providing the confidence that all kinds of moms deserve throughout their journey.

In this blog post, we will explore and debunk common myths while providing essential information to help women make informed decisions about breastfeeding with breast implants.

Myth: Breastfeeding with Implants is Impossible.

One of the most prevalent myths is that breastfeeding with breast implants is impossible or extremely challenging. The truth is that the majority of women with implants are able to breastfeed successfully. Breast augmentation surgery typically involves placing the implants beneath the chest muscles or breast tissue, which should not interfere with milk production or delivery.

Myth: Breast Milk Quality is Affected by Implants.

Some women worry that breast implants may affect the quality of their breast milk. However, numerous studies have found no significant differences in the nutritional content or quality of breast milk between women with breast implants and those without. Breast milk is produced by the mammary glands, not the implants, so the implants themselves do not impact its composition.

Myth: Implants Cause Health Risks for Babies.

Another concern is that breast implants pose health risks to nursing babies. Research has shown that silicone implants do not release harmful substances into breast milk. The silicone used in breast implants is highly cohesive and designed to remain within the implant shell. Therefore, it is unlikely for silicone to pass into breast milk or affect the baby’s health.

Essential Information for Women Considering Implants:

If you are considering breast implants and want to ensure the possibility of breastfeeding in the future, there are a few important factors to consider:

  1. Incision Placement: Opt for inframammary or transaxillary incisions rather than periareolar incisions, as the latter may involve cutting through milk ducts, potentially affecting milk flow.
  2. Implant Placement: Submuscular placement (under the chest muscles) is preferable as it reduces the chance of interference with milk production and delivery.
  3. Consult with a Surgeon: Discuss your plans for future breastfeeding with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They can provide guidance based on your unique situation and help you make an informed decision about implant placement and incision options.

Breastfeeding Tips for Women with Implants:

For women who already have breast implants and are planning to breastfeed, here are some helpful tips:

  1. Monitor for Changes: Keep an eye out for any changes in breast size, shape, or texture, as these could indicate potential issues. If you notice any concerns, consult with a lactation consultant or healthcare provider.
  2. Proper Latching: Ensuring a correct latch is crucial for successful breastfeeding. In case you need it, seek guidance from a lactation consultant who can help you and your baby achieve a proper latch.
  3. Pumping and Storage: Consider pumping and storing breast milk to maintain supply and to allow others’ help with feeding. High-quality breast pumps and appropriate storage containers are essential for this purpose.
  4. Support Network: Surround yourself with a supportive network, including your partner (if you have one), family, friends, lactation consultants, and other mothers who can provide encouragement and assistance throughout your breastfeeding journey.

Breastfeeding with breast implants is generally safe and achievable for most women. By dispelling myths and providing essential information, women can make informed decisions about breast augmentation surgery while considering their future breastfeeding plans.

Remember, consulting with a plastic surgeon and seeking guidance from lactation consultants are valuable and important steps towards ensuring a positive breastfeeding experience for both mother and baby.

Your love is vital, as it forms the foundation of your bond with your baby. With the right knowledge and unwavering support, you have the power to provide your little one with all the care and nourishment they need. Remember, every mother’s journey is unique, and whether you choose to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or explore other feeding options, your love will shine through, nurturing your baby’s growth and happiness. Embrace the joy of motherhood, knowing that your love is the greatest nourishment of all.

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[1] The information provided is for informational and educational purposes only, the content herein is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a physician. Motiva® Implants are not yet commercially available in the US and are undergoing clinical investigation pursuant to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for investigational medical devices.
[2] The statements and opinions presented here are applicable to each individual. Results will vary and may not be representative of the experience of others. All statements are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said statements. The statements are representative of patient experience; the exact results and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.