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Mission Possible: Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery

Past breast and/or nipple surgery can pose particular challenges to breastfeeding, but most mothers are still able to breastfeed. It’s important, though, to be prepared. Surgery may have an impact the ability to develop a full milk supply. The baby may need to be supplemented while the mother takes steps to maximize her milk production. The first two weeks are particularly key for a mother breastfeeding after surgery; listen to find out why. Tune in for discussion of key topics and tips, including pumping, changes in milk supply, defining success, and supplementing in breastfeeding-supportive ways with host Marie Biancuzzo and special guest expert Diana West, author of Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery and co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (8th edition), and Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family.

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