Can you breastfeed after having breast surgery?

Date posted: 17 September, 2017
Posted by: Mr Jag Chana
breastfeeding


The different types of breast reconstruction, or breast injury for that matter, can affect a woman’s ability to produce milk. The main concern is not whether a foreign element is placed inside the breast. Only surgeries that damage or cut the milk duct and nerves will affect someone’s breastfeeding abilities. The waiting period between the surgery and the feeding period is also a factor in the equation. The longer the wait is, the more successful you will be.
 
Before undergoing any type of breast surgery, make sure to consult the doctor who will be performing the operation. You may specifically ask your doctor to leave your milk ducts untouched or unaffected.
 
 
 
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