In 2005 I had a breast reduction. While it was technically elective, it didn't feel that way to me. I had allot of back problems and my spine had degenerated to where at 25 years old my x-rays looked like those of a 70 year old according to the radiologist. I went from so large I had to special order my bras (a 38J) to a relatively small 38B/C. It was pretty major.
There is a special kind of B/R where they are able to save the ability to breastfeed - but normally they can't do that on women who had as much removed as me. My doctor tried, and told me that we won't really know if he succeeded until I have a baby.
Six years later I am pregnant! I am really worried about this, and my old doctor is no longer around to call and ask these questions. Of course I will bring it up with OBGYN (3/11 is my first appt), but I really want to know from women who have been through this.
I am pretty sure the right side will be OK, and also pretty sure the left side won't work because of necrosis complications after the surgery. I'm worried that choosing the BF with the right side is going to be excruciatingly painful on the left... On the other hand I really want the chance to BF the baby.
Were you able to breastfeed?
If not, did you take the pills to dry up your milk?
If you didn't take the pills how bad did it hurt?
Answer by Gen at 10:13 AM on Feb. 19, 2011
Answer by Gen at 10:23 AM on Feb. 19, 2011
Answer by lstrickland at 10:23 AM on Feb. 19, 2011
Answer by Nonoluna at 10:43 AM on Feb. 19, 2011