Most women are fully capable of breastfeeding when they have breast implants. Your breast augmentation should not stand in the way of nurturing your child in this way. However, if you have had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, you may be lacking the appropriate glands to breastfeed. In the Washington, DC, area, Dr. Roberta L. Gartside is happy to address her patients' questions about breastfeeding after breast augmentation.

Many patients have concerns about the safety of breastfeeding with breast implants. Studies have shown that there are no significant increases in silicone levels in breast milk with women who have silicone implants than women without breast implants. Studies have also shown that there is no increase in the risk of birth defects for women who have had breast augmentation.

All women have the possibility of not being able to breastfeed their children. It doesn't always work for every mother. It is important to approach breastfeeding with a positive attitude and plenty of patience. And don't be afraid to supplement when necessary.

If you would like to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon in the Washington DC area about getting breast augmentation, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates to schedule your consultation.