Breast Surgery And Breastfeeding

I feel a bit like a Dr. Seuss book. There are types of breasts that are good for breastfeeding. Small breast breastfeeding. Large breasts breastfeeding. Small breasts with large breast milk capacity. Large breasts with small milk capacity. All different kinds of breasts are good for breastfeeding!

That being said a lot of us women have self confidence issues surrounding our breasts and breast size. Many more have health issues associated with their breasts. My sister suffers from severe back problems due to her large breasts. The humor is not lost on her that the breasts many women would kill for are killing her. This is a judgement free zone. Whatever your reason for having breast surgery or contemplating breast surgery is fine with me.

What matters most is that if you choose to have breast surgery that you retain the option to breastfeed. Breastfeeding and breast surgery should be compatible if you choose your surgeon wisely. Nerves, milk ducts, and milk glands can be damaged during breast surgery. Injured nerves can decrease the feeling in your nipple area. This may reduce your let-down reflex (when your breasts fill with milk). Damaged milk ducts can decrease the amount of breast milk produced. Your breast tissue may be damaged or scarred after surgery. This can be caused by a breast infection, bleeding after surgery, or a hematoma. A hematoma is a buildup of blood in an area of your breast.

Read More About Breast Size and Breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding with Small Breasts
Breastfeeding and Small Breast Milk Storage Capacity
Breastfeeding and Large Breast Milk Storage Capacity
Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding:
Breast Reduction Surgery and Breastfeeding
Breast Implants and Breastfeeding

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