3 Tips for Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

One of the biggest concerns that many of our patients have before getting breast implants is whether or not they will be able to breastfeed afterward. In short, you should have no problems breastfeeding after you have breast implants. If for some reason you do have difficulty, you likely would have had the same problem had you not gotten implants. To help you speed up the production of milk when breastfeeding after getting breast implants, try these three tips. Read on to learn more.

  1. Apply Heat

Warming up your breasts won’t mean that your baby will have warmer milk. The heat will, however, work to speed up your milk supply— especially if you have a clogged milk duct. When applying heat to your breasts, use something soft like a rice bag that you can microwave. Once warmed, gently place the compress on top of your breasts.

  1. Only Breastfeed

The trickiest part about breastfeeding for a new mom— whether you have implants or not— is sticking to it. At first, if your baby has a hard time latching, you may freak out and think they are not getting enough to eat, but you can rest assured that as long as your doctor says they are, that they are. Even though you may be tempted at times to give your baby some formula, this may confuse them, and they may end up liking it more than breastmilk because it’s sweeter. Try only to give them breast milk.

  1. Pump Frequently

If you are having a hard time getting milk out and you think it’s because of your implants, try pumping. The sucking motion from the pump will increase your milk production and help you get it out. Once you start to get more milk out through pumping, try having your baby nurse on your breasts.

If you are having difficulty breastfeeding, it likely isn’t due to your implants. However, by using the tips listed above, you can increase your milk production and feed your baby without any difficulties. To learn more about breast implants or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. York Yates today!