Can Newly Mom Breastfeed if She Has Done Breast Augmentation?

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The main question that women often worry about breast augmentation surgery is whether breastfeed can be done safely after breast augmentation? Will there be any problem followed? In addition, many postpartum mothers may worry that breastfeeding may be affecting implants. It is normal that breasts will change in size and shape during pregnancy and after breastfeeding which will absolutely not have any effect on implants; however, the overall shape and size of breasts may change somewhat but they will not be severely deformed for sure.

The fact is that breastfeeding can be carried on normally even if you have undergone breast augmentation; however, there could be some exceptions and limitations. 

Do Implants Affect Breastfeeding?

Breast augmentation is usually performed behind milk ducts or under the pectoral muscles by a surgeon. Therefore, it does not cause any problems for the mother's milk production after delivery but what might affect the breastfeeding is the area where the surgeon performs breast augmentation, as it may affect the mother's milk production efficiency.
The surgical wound area that affects postpartum mothers the most is breast augmentation through nipple areas. Therefore, breast augmentation through other areas usually does not cause any problems with breastfeeding but this does not mean that a mastectomy will affect the breast milk in all mothers after giving birth but there might be some higher risks than surgical wounds in other areas.

The sensory nervous system around the nipple plays a huge role in breastfeeding. The feeling when your baby is breastfeeding stimulates the levels of prolactin and oxytocin; both of these hormones are essential for breastfeeding. Prolactin is primarily responsible for milk production while the hormone oxytocin stimulates the secretion of milk but when these nervous systems are damaged, of course, feelings will decrease as well as the effectiveness of breastfeeding. Therefore, the surgical incision area for breast augmentation should be recommended as under the armpits or under the breast.

Is it safe to breastfeed after breast enhancement?

Based on the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have not been any medical reports that newborns to breast augmentation mothers experience any problems after breastfeeding and although there is currently no innovation or technology that can determine whether implants are causing problems during breastfeeding, there was a 2007 study that measured the effectiveness of breastfeeding and milk supply between mothers who have had breast augmentation and who have never; the results showed no differences. Also, there were no reports that infants born to breast augmentation mothers had physical problems after breastfeeding.

However, breast augmentation surgery is considered a major surgical procedure. Therefore, we should choose a specialized surgeon to perform surgery in leading hospitals that meet the standards. If you are going to be mothers and worried about ay side effects, you are welcomed to consult with an expert – Lt. Col. Piya Rangraksiri – a skilled surgeon with over 21 years of experience in beauty at Nida Esth 'Medical Center, a leading international aesthetic medical center, along with advanced medical technology combined with the expertise of a team of doctors and staff to take care of every problems. Also, Nida Esth’ is equipped with VECTRA 3D, a virtual simulation technology that create before and after treatment images that can help design the desired and safe outcome for the patients and it can be used in planning the breast augmentation surgery to suit individuals. With the expertise of doctors combined with advanced technology, you can be confident in the safety of you and child.

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