Top Ten Questions About Breast Augmentation - Question 4 - Can I Breast Feed After Breast Augmentation? - Dr. Dana MD
Can I Breast Feed After Breast Augmentation?
- Many women are able to breast feed successfully after breast augmentation surgery. However, nerves, milk ducts, and milk glands can potentially be damaged during implant surgery.
- Injured nerves can decrease the feeling in your nipple area. This may reduce your let-down response (when your breasts fill with milk).
- Damaged milk ducts and glands can decrease the amount of milk made by your breast. Complications like infection and bleeding can increase this risk.
- Using small implants, placing the implant under the muscle, and keeping the incision away from the nipple help to minimize the effect on breast feeding.