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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone else had experience with breastfeeding successfully after a reduction surgery? I had mine about 7 yrs ago and am about 35 weeks pregant. I have had some changes and am now leaking (yay!) but just curious about supply and supplementing because I have no idea what to expect.
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Sorry, no direct experience here, but Dr. Google has some answers.

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Can I breastfeed?

Probably. If your nipple and areola are still attached to the breast tissue beneath them, there's a good chance you'll be able to nurse. However, if the nipple was removed and then placed on a reconstructed breast, damage to the nerves, milk ducts, and breast tissue may limit your milk flow and diminish sensation in your nipples. Nerves are vital to breastfeeding because they trigger the release of prolactin and oxytocin, two hormones that affect milk production and letdown.

In general, the longer it's been since the surgery, the more sensation you're likely to have in your nipple and areola and the more milk you're likely to produce.
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Holy crap! Hi Phil! Congratulations!
That's all I got Click here to enlarge

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Yes. Had the surgery in 1993 and had babies in 1998, 2002 and 2009. Breasted them with success, though they were all supplemented to some extent (20 - 50 %).

Find a lactation consultant NOW who has experience helping BFAR moms, get Diane West's BFAR book, and be prepared. Good luck!
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Hi FPClick here to enlarge Im more than freaked out right now, lol. In the past 2 years, I've gotten divorced, started college, and gotten pg on birth control. I will have a 13yo, 10yo, 8yo and a newborn Click here to enlarge

47, thanks so much for the book and fbar suggestions. I hadn't heard of that before.
I know that they completely removed everything and reattached. I was astonished that anything at all would happen after that. At this point I will be happy with any production from the girls!
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Hi FPClick here to enlarge Im more than freaked out right now, lol. In the past 2 years, I've gotten divorced, started college, and gotten pg on birth control. I will have a 13yo, 10yo, 8yo and a newborn Click here to enlarge
Jayzus Mary and Joseph Click here to enlarge Really and truly, good luck with that. Click here to enlarge

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