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Can Kourtney and Kendra Breast-Feed With Implants?

Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, Kourtney Kardashian AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin, Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Both Kourtney Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson have had breast implants. Can they still breast-feed their new babies?
—Rocachik, New York

Kourtney Kardashian, for the record, is finally happy with implants she got when she was younger, and that took her from a B cup to a C cup. Kendra Wilkinson has said she worked two jobs at age 18 to get her implants.

But can they breast-feed now that they have birthed Mason and Hank IV respectively? Well...

...sure, plastic surgeons say. For the most part.

In the overall population, about 15 percent of women who have children simply cannot breast-feed, regardless of breast alterations, Dr. Brian Glatt tells me.

If a woman has breast implants, and she cannot nurse, she may be a part of that 15 percent, or, he says, there's a small chance that the surgery is to blame. If the surgeon makes the implant incision near the nipple, instead of under the breast or arm, that could, technically, affect chances at breast feeding success, Glatt says.

"You should be able to feed regardless," Glatt explains, "But your chances are probably a little lower if your incision is around the nipple because you run the risk of cutting around the breast duct."

The stretching of the breast could also put pressure on the ducts, slightly increasing the possibility of feeding problems, I am told. Other than that, it's all fine, whether the implant is made of saline or the more common silicone.

Now, whether we'll get Angelina Jolie-style photos of any of that breast feeding? That's another story.

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