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Is it Possible to Breastfeed after Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery is certainly possible. With advances in surgical techniques for breast reductions (reduction mammoplasty), surgeons are increasingly able to preserve milk-producing tissue so that women who have had breast reductions are able to produce significant amounts of milk.

The techniques that have resulted in the most milk production are those in which the nipple was not completely severed, even though it may have been moved. Through our extensive experience with BFAR mothers, we have also learned many means of maximizing the milk-producing capability of any portion of the mammary system that remains intact and functional.

Breastfeeding, then, is a very attainable goal if you have had a breast reduction, assuming that you have at least one breast with a nipple and areola.

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