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Breast Augmentation

Do a mother’s silicone breast implants pose a risk for her breastfeeding infant?

There have been no recent reports of clinical problems in infants of mothers with silicone breast implants. Therefore, in 2001, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement regarding the Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Human Milk indicating that the Committee on Drugs felt there was insufficient evidence to justify classifying silicone implants as a contraindication to breastfeeding. Researchers noted that silicon is present in higher concentrations in cow’s milk and infant formula than in human milk expressed from mothers with silicone breast implants.

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