How to breastfeed after surgery

Most women would have had surgery of some kind. This may include breast reduction to reduce the size of the breasts or augmentation to increase the size of it. Now the question that might come to your mind is can you breastfeed with implants? Yes, you can do so, but how successful it will be depending to a large extent on the type of surgery you had in the first place. For the matter of fact even if you are able to produce some amount of milk it would be to better to supplement with a dose of supplements.

Milk is produced in the glandular tissue of the breast and then travels through the nipples with what is known as the milk ducts. If you had surgery of any time, then you need to cross check the fact on whether your milk ducts were interrupted or damaged in any way. In case of some surgeries milk ducts are cut whereas in case of others it is not the case. Even if they are cut, it may go on to heal after surgery and be able to produce milk after the course of surgery. If you had any form of surgery and still want to breastfeed the baby, then you should get in touch with a doctor to obtain the necessary go ahead. If this is the case, you can go on to provide them with the necessary medical records of your surgery and make sure that they are aware of the fact that you had any form of breast surgery and they tend to focus more on the growth of the baby.

Breast augmentation or reduction

Most of the increase in the size of the breasts is undertaken through the technique of silicon transplantation. It depends on the size of your breasts and how much you want to enlarge or reduce them is the key. When it is the case of increasing the size of the breasts, implants are being placed on the natural tissue of your breasts or beneath the muscles of your chest. Most of the women who have had this operation done goes on to answer the question of can I breastfeed with implants relatively easily.

The implants do not interfere with the breastfeeding mechanism as they are placed naturally under your tissue and if they are inserted it might go on to cause a problem.

You need to take note of the fact that any form of breast surgery is bound to reduce the amount of milk you are bound to produce. Some of the methods which remove or attach the nipple are most likely to cause problems and leave breastfeeding a thing of the past.

If a woman has had their breast size reduced still she can go on to produce milk and feed the baby. But the amount of milk that they produce might not be enough and they would need to supplement it with some sort of formula to be honest.