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Breasting vs breast reduction! Help!

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:54 AM
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OK girlies! Heres my problem and please don't judge me!

I'm 18 and I'm on medicaid insurance that expires in DEC because I turn 19. BEFORE I became pregnant I was a size 34G.. Now I don't even know what I am. I have a five month old and i breastfeed him and I LOVE it.. But my HB wants me to get a boob reduction and I want to now because my back is soo jacked up and now my doctor has me going to physical therapy. If I do that though, I can't BF. My mom says he's old enough now that he'll be okay with formula. What do ya'll think?? Anyone have a reduction in the past? Is it scary? And will I miss BF tooo terribly if I have the surgery?

by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:54 AM
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lifetimelove
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM
A reduction does NOT mean that you won't be able to breastfeed.

Www.bfar.org

Go to that website.
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eema.gray
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:57 AM

I think you should talk with a surgeo, communicate your interest in continuing to nurse after the surgery, and see what they can do.  Of course the surgeon will want to leave you with a natural symetrical shape, but they may be able to save some milk producing tissues.  There's a good chance you would have to supplement some formula but combo feeding formula and some nursing is a very good option.

If your back is bad, I would strongly encourage you to go ahead and have the surgery.  It will affect your future health and quality of life if you don't.

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Duquesne
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:58 AM
I know it is possible to breast feed after, though not sure if doing it WHILE breastfeeding changes anything. Good luck with your decision.
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laysensmommy
by on May. 2, 2012 at 2:00 AM

My regular doctor told me I would not be able to breastfeed if I had the surgery but I guess she could always be wrong! She also said they wouldnt't do it until a year after I quit BF, but I done some light research and she was definately wrong about that. THANKS :)

eema.gray
by on May. 2, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Most doctors know precious little about human lactation, :-(

I'm sure i recall at least a few posters in this group who have nursed after reductions.  

Quoting laysensmommy:

My regular doctor told me I would not be able to breastfeed if I had the surgery but I guess she could always be wrong! She also said they wouldnt't do it until a year after I quit BF, but I done some light research and she was definately wrong about that. THANKS :)


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