Yes, Kendra Wilkinson Can Still Breastfeed

Implants won't keep ex-Playmate from nursing newborn
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 5:36 PM CST
Kendra Wilkinson, one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, arrives at the 15th annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)
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(Newser) – Kendra Wilkinson gave birth this morning, and inquiring minds want to know whether the former Playmate's impressive breast implants will prevent her from nursing her newborn son. Depending on the specifics of her augmentation surgery, it shouldn't be a problem, reports Slate's Explainer column: Implants generally don't render breastfeeding impossible.

Patients who want to breastfeed are generally advised to request an incision beneath the breast, under the arm, or even at the navel, Christopher Beam reports, because messing with the areola interferes with the complicated milk-production system. Additionally, "the likelihood of nursing problems also depends on where, exactly, the surgeon places the implant." If that's not already TMI, click the source link at right to learn more..

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