Breast Implants & Breastfeeding/Breast Pumping

This is a hot topic! Since women aged 19 to 34 made up 50% of the total breast augmentation procedures 2007 with an increase of 15% from the previous year, and women aged 35 to 50 made up 42% of the total breast augmentation procedures. Breast implants are more popular than ever.

With so many women opting for this procedure, it is all the more important that they understand their long term options and impacts of implants.

Many women with breast implants think they can’t breastfeed. Actually, the breast implant does not cause a major problem. Most breastfeeding problems with breast implants occur when the surgery is done with periareolar incision (cut made around the nipple.) Incision placement makes a difference.

Any type of breast surgery or breast injury may affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed. Considerations, such as the length of time since the surgery, previous lactation experiences, her support system and numerous other variables are all factors in a woman’s ability to produce milk. No matter if the surgery was to augment or reduce breast size, remove a lump or for some other reason, the main concern is whether or not milk ducts and major nerves were cut or damaged.

Researching this topic, I found sites that strongly suggested that there were no problems, to sites that noted a wide variety of problems.

We at are going to do deep research to bring you the best information and resources to support mothers breastfeed and breast pump who have had breast augmentation.

We will continue to cover this topic in our blog, so keep checking back and also email or call us at 888-640-2244 with your thoughts and concerns about breast implants and producing breast milk for your baby.

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  1. Thanks for writing this.

  2. Thankyou for the helpful,encouraging info!

  3. Sabrina says:

    This was good info. I tried pumping in 2010 with incision under the areola and I ended up having to get all new implants because mine had shifted.

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