The Effects of Breastfeeding on Breast Implants

For many women, a hesitation to getting breast implants is directly linked to a desire to breastfeed their future children. There are many important questions around this topic, and today I want to focus on a new study that has reported the effects of breastfeeding on women with breast implants.

The research evaluated breast measurements in 57 women who breastfed with an augmentation, and 62 women with breast implants who did not breastfeed.

Against the expected results, the study found that breastfeeding will not turn your perfectly augmented breasts into “rocks in socks.”

Dr. Norma Cruz, from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, reports that "breastfeeding does not appear to further cause breasts to sag in women who've had breast augmentation, because breast sagging results from changes brought about by the pregnancy itself—not breastfeeding."

That’s great news for many of us! And on a side note, I’ve known many women who are actually happier with the look of their breast implants after pregnancy and nursing.