I was wondering if any of you have had a breast reduction and whether this affected your ability to breast feed?
I was a 32H 2 years ago and decided I needed a BR for both cosmetic and health reasons. At the time I asked the surgeon if I would be able to breastfeed should I get pregnant in the future and he said that it is literally a 50-50 chance.
I knew the risks and made the decision to go for it (thank God!) but I didn't realise the pressure there is to breastfeed between pregnant women and I am now feeling bad that I could be denying my child the best care...
My questions is, have you had a breast reduction and did it make you not be able to breastfeed?
If you couldn't breastfeed, when did you notice? i.e. does the milk simply 'not come' or you still have milk but it is not good enough?
Rigglin, I'm not sure if you already know, but it's possible to exclusively breastfeed from one side only ordinarily if you wanted to.
OP, it's really a case of waiting and seeing. Most women who have had a reduction in fairly recent years can at least partially breastfeed. You could try contacting La Leche League for advice and support?
I haven't had a reduction but have had other breast surgery and can only feed from one side due to damage on the other side. I'm pregnant again and hoping I can (well, assuming I can!) tandem feed once this baby is born.