Women who have breast implants, or who want them, often consider what the impact of this will be on their ability to breastfeed. This is an important question and one that Sono Bello reviews quite commonly. They are keen to share their experiences and knowledge on the matter from their clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.
Sono Bellow Reviews the Impact of Breast Implants on Breastfeeding
The first thing Sono Bello wants to make clear is that anyone who is currently pregnant or breastfeeding should not have surgery. In fact, they dont offer the procedure to anyone until they have stopped nursing for at least nine months. This is because breastfeeding and pregnancy has a significant impact on the amp and shape of breasts.
Their review is particularly helpful because it then looks into the different implant types, being silicone and saline. Anyone over the age of 18 can have saline implants, some of which are structured with sterile water on the inside, which makes them feel more natural. To have silicone implants, someone must be at least 22. These implants also feel very natural. These implants don’t collapse after a leak, whereas saline ones do. Other options also exist, but these two are the most popular and get the most comments.
One important element to understand is that implants can be inserted in different locations. They can be behind the breast tissue, around the nipple, under the pectoral muscle, under the arm, and so on. This all has an impact on whether or not someone can breastfeed. That being said, a good implant should not have an impact on the volume or quality of milk production because it is not actually inside the functional part of the breast.
Some women have found that nursing is more difficult if they have implants. This is mainly, however, if their incision is not under the armpit or breast fold. Other incisions have a chance of damaging the ductal system. However, overall, the impact of breast enlargement surgery on nursing abilities is still poorly understood. One reason for this is because all women heal in different ways. The fact that it often does have an impact is evident in those women who have had their implants removed and how this impacts their breastfeeding abilities.
What is understood is that women whose nipple sensation has been reduced as a result of a breast implant find it more difficult to breastfeed. If the nerves that encourage nipple sensation have been damaged, the milk ejection reflex also will not work anymore. Additionally, if the surgery cut through any of the milk ducts, draining can be more complicated, which can lead to mastitis and diminished milk supply.
According to Sono Bello’s review, it is also very important that women understand that breastfeeding itself isn’t easy. Sometimes things simply don’t work as well as they could, which is one of the reasons why formula milk was originally made available. It is not always due to having implants, therefore. They recommend that women who want to breastfeed speak to breastfeeding consultants and experienced mothers as well.