Kourtney Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett are both pregnant, and both excited about breastfeeding. Will their implants impede this dream? Docs say, maybe not!
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Kourtney Kardashian are two of the hottest reality starlets on cable television. Now that they have conquered E!, they are ready to conquer motherhood.
Wilkinson, star of Kendra and The Girls Next Door, has a Christmas due date, while Kourt, who stars in Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, is also due in December.
The real juice about these cable queens is the issue of breast feeding. Both bun-in-the-oven babes have previously undergone breast augmentation surgery. When asked if they are planning to breast feed their children, both have answered yes. Hugh Hefner’s ex, Kendra, told US Weekly that her doctor informed her it was safe to breastfeed her baby even with her silicone implants. Kardashian also spoke with the gossip mag, noting, “They say usually you can [breast-feed with implants]. I want to.”
A 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) study found that any kind of breast surgery, including breast implant surgery, makes it at least three times more likely that a woman trying to breastfeed will have an inadequate milk supply. An earlier study led by Dr. Marianne Neifert, likewise indicated that “women who had breast surgery were three times more likely to have lactation insufficiency than those that did not have breast surgery.”
Researchers have noted that, based on these findings, although the implants themselves may not keep a new mom from lactating, undergoing breast augmentation surgery may make it more difficult for women to breastfeed successfully.
It will certainly be interesting to see the outcome of the blonde bunny and the Miami maiden. Even more interesting will be seeing how they are planning on getting those perfect beach bods back in shape after delivery. A call to Dr. 90210 anyone?