breast-feeding.jpg The department of health reports, silicone implants do not interfere with the ability to breast feed. Evidence suggests that there might be a reduction in the milk production, which might be due to the milk ducts being cutt off, while placing the breast implants in the periareolar area.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which examined breast implants and its effects on breast milk said "The Committee on Drugs does not feel that the evidence currently justifies classifying silicone implants as a contraindication to breastfeeding.”

But The National Center for Policy Research for Women & families pleads for revision of the policy statement. They argue, lack of evidence of harmful effects does not mean proven safety. They said breast feeding is beneficial in numerous ways to the infant as well as the mother, and should be encouraged by all physicians, lack of safety data should be acknowledged. They argued safety of breast feeding by women with Silicone breast implants has not adequately been studied and additional studies need to be conducted on this issue.