Zhou Shaoping, a 40-year-old woman from Anhui Province in China, underwent breast augmentation surgery at a local clinic 10 years ago. Soon after the surgery she fell in love and eventually got married. Not long after they were married, Zhou gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
During her breastfeeding, however, Zhou was surprised to find that her breastmilk was yellow, and that her nipples were constantly leaking yellow liquid. It wasn’t until their daughter was three months old that Zhou remembered that liquid had been injected into her breasts as part of the augmentation surgery.
She became concerned that the liquid might be leaking and stopped breastfeeding immediately, but it was too late — her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her husband blamed her for the diagnosis and divorced her. Even now, Zhou still suffers from chest pain, and she wonders if it’s caused by further side effects from the surgery.
According to babycenter you will never know how much your milk supply has been affected by breast augmentation until you start nursing. They advise if you are thinking of getting breast augmentation, and are wanting to breastfeed, to delay the surgery until after you have weaned all your children.
Translated research by Monica Song and Billy Shyu