Breast Feeding & Breast Implants

Breast ImplantBreast feeding with implants is impossible. False. Over the years, the percentage of breast feeding women that have had breast implant surgery is exceptionally high. If you’re an inquiring new mother and have implants and are fretting over being able to connect with your baby through breast feeding, worry no more!

In a recent study performed in Argentina, 100 women without and 100 women with Breast Implants, discovered that 93% of women with breast implants successfully breastfeed compared to the 99% of women without implants who successfully breast fed.

Some women may question the placement of the scar; being if it affects breastfeeding? The answer is also no. No known study has found any differences between a placement of an incision to have any known effect on being able to breast feed.

Another question mothers to be might be asking is if the placement of their implants could hinder their ability to breastfeed. Whether the implants being placed subglandular (above the muscle) or subpectoral (under the muscle) matters? Currently placement has no effect on your ability to breastfeed.

As women, we don’t have to sacrifice breastfeeding their babies if they have had or are interested in a breast augmentation. Although Dr. Shienbaum does recommend pregnant women inquiring about breastfeeding with implants to speak to your OBGYN on proper breastfeeding techniques, possible risks of breastfeeding in general, and how to properly nourish your new one!

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Augmentation, and Brazilian Butt Lift. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area. To find out more about a cosmetic procedure you might be interested in, please visit