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Breast Reduction Breastfeeding
Possibly: A recent analysis showed no difference in breastfeeding capacity after reduction mammaplasty compared to women of the north american general population during the first month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal considerations. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
If you get a breast reduction, and later on have a baby, do your breasts grow back during breastfeeding?
Is it possible to breast feed after having a breast reduction surgery? I had the surgery five years ago, am i still capable to breast feed?
Possibly.: Depending on the exact technique used to perform the breast reduction procedure, most patients who undergo this (highly pleasing) operation are able to breast-feed successfully. Unfortunately, there is no good way to predict exact which patients are not able to breast-feed after breast surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some can: 2 issues here: quality and quantity. Many women lose the ability to breast feed completely after breast reduction surgery. Some are able to produce breast milk but not in sufficient quantities. Others are able to produce sufficient amounts of milk but the quality is different compared to before. Bottom line: you must accept the risk of not being able to breast feed after breast reduction surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
In breast reduction do they make your nipples smaller so they are in proportion, also can you still breast feed?
Breast reduction: Reductions will reposition the nipple arreolar complex and the arreola which is the outer colored portion around the true nipple can be reduced in size. This surgery can affect nursing so discuss with the plastic surgeon. We usually tell patients to wait until after childbearing is completed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have had a breast reduction if I am unable to breast feed due to not having milk is it ok if I can get my baby to latch just to latch?
Skin to skin: the skin to skin contact is very important so that is ok ...Read more
Are there any rx's that I can take to increase milk supply? I had a prior breast reduction that affected my ability to breast feed with my 1st baby.
Possibly: A recent study showed no difference in breastfeeding ability after breast reduction compared to women without surgery during the 1st month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal consideration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends.: Much will depend on exactly what technique is used to perform the breast reduction procedure. Make sure you communicate your goals with your plastic surgeon who may be able to improve your chances by maintaining a healthy " central” pedicle below the nipple/areola complexes, preserving lactiferous ducts as much as possible. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I need a breast reduction. I would like to have children but not for a few years. Should i wait to have the surgery? Will it effect breast feeding?
No : Very simple answers no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it hard or impossible for a woman to breastfeed her child if she had a breast implant or breast reduction?
Combo of surgeries: Breast reduction can be accomplished using a variety of techniques and incisions. This can be accomplished with liposuction removing far only or via "doughnut", "lollipop" or "anchor" incisions where the goal is to remove fat/gland while lifting and preserving nipple/areolar viability and sensation, . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Artistic endeavor: The reshaping of the breast requires sculpting of breast tissue in 3 dimensions. Usually, the scars to reduce and reshape the skin surround the areola, pass vertically from the base of the areola to the breast fold and then run along the breast crease. Woman who seek reduction often complain of back and neck pain prior to the surgery and find much relief afterwards. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: Breast reduction is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Pros include improvement of neck/back/shoulder discomfort, improvement of bra strap grooving/posture and/or improvements with skin breakdown/rashes/infections. Downside include scarring, potential for loss of nipple/areola sensation or ability to breast-feed, and other “standard” risks associated with surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many.: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Benefits include potential reduction of neck, back, shoulder discomfort, improvement in posture, reducing bra strap grooving, improving rashes/skin breakdown, improvement in the ability to exercise and performance of activities of daily living. Of course, potential risk/complications should also be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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