Breast Feeding After Breast Augmentation
There are two main types of implants being used for breast augmentation: silicone gel and saline implants. Neither silicone gel nor saline implants interfere with breast-feeding. Although there have been concerns about passing the silicone into breast milk during breast feeding if the implants were to rupture, studies have shown that silicone molecules are too large to pass into the milk ducts and breast gland tissue. Surprisingly, silicone levels were found to be higher in commercially available infant formulas (4402.5 ng/mL) than those found in women with silicone breast implants (55 ng/mL).