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Breast Surgery and breast feeding

I am interested in getting implants, but am curious on how it will affect breast feeding. I'm 24 and have never had kids before, but my husband and I don't plan on trying for another 2 years at least. Has anyone ever experienced any problems/concerns?
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Here's what's posted on the US FDA website ( http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/895_brstfeed.html ):

"Silicone breast implants usually do not interfere with a woman's ability to nurse, but if the implants leak, there is some concern that the silicone may harm the baby. Some small studies have suggested a link between breast-feeding with implants and later development of problems with the child's esophagus. Further studies are needed in this area. But if a woman with implants wants to breast-feed, she should first discuss the potential benefits and risks with her child's doctor. "
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Most breast implants are not silicone.  I have saline(sp) If there is a leak when I start to breast feed, then it will not harm the child.
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