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This website provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and their friends and family. It is also an online resource for healthcare providers who help mothers breastfeed.

Within this site, you'll find information about the effects of each type of breast and nipple surgery on breastfeeding, how the surgeries are performed, and stories from women who have breastfeed after the surgeries. Our sister site,, is a resource for information about assessing and increasing milk production and supplementing in ways that are supportive of breastfeeding.

Information can be very empowering, but it is also very helpful to have the personal support of other women who are breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgery. Please consider joining our Facebook group to meet new friends and learn from their experience and wisdom.

We welcome you to explore our website to discover the wonderful possibilities of breastfeeding after breast or nipple surgery.

BFAR (Breastfeeding After Reduction) SUPPORT

BFAR mothers first started helping each other through email in 1995. Then our email list transformed into forums in 2005. Now you'll find us on Facebook in a closed group just for BFAR mothers (members are screened prior to acceptance). If you've had a breast reduction and want to hang out with other BFAR breastfeeding mothers who have many of the same struggles, join our group!

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th ed

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edCo-authored with Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman! A completely new rewrite of the classic mother-to-mother book about breastfeeding, updated with a hip new millennial tone, great new information, simplified latching approaches, ages-and-stages info, and to-the-point "tech support" for issues like mastitis and plugged ducts. A great companion for your breastfeeding journey!

Available Now!

Planning to buy a book soon?

The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More MilkThe Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk

by Diana West, IBCLC, and Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC

This is the book mothers and lactation consultants have been waiting for!

  • Determine if baby is really getting enough milk
  • Supplement without decreasing your supply
  • Maximize the amount of milk you can make
  • Identify the causes of your low supply
  • Increase your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies
  • Make more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation

Available Now!

Breastfeeding after Breast and Nipple ProceduresBreastfeeding after Breast and Nipple Procedures
by Diana West, IBCLC, and Dr. Elliot Hirsch

A clinical guide for health care professionals about the effects of breast and nipple surgeries on lactation

Available Now!

shatavari survey
Shatavari is a root that has been used in India for many centuries to increase milk production. We are conducting a survey of its effectiveness. If you have taken it for at least two weeks, please consider completing our survey.

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