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The BFAR Book


Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgeryby Diana West, BA, IBCLC

A comprehensive book on the subject of breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery. It was written by Diana West, IBCLC, a board-certified lactation consultant, co-founding member of the BFAR forums, and the owner/ administrator of this website. She is a BFAR mother herself and has successfully breastfed three sons.

This book is an indispensible resource for BFAR family, friends, and caregivers, especially lactation professionals. It is a comprehensive discussion of all the factors that surround breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, including:

  • A review of the many tremendously valid reasons women have breast reduction surgery
  • A clear explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the mammary system
  • A discussion of the most common breast reduction surgery techniques performed and each surgery's affect upon milk producing tissue A discussion of the vast benefits of breastmilk and breastfeeding The wide range of BFAR experiences with many anecdotal stories provided by BFAR email list members A thorough discussion of what you can expect to feel and experience in your BFAR journey How you can prepare for BFAR before your baby is born A discussion of the practical mechanics of breastfeeding from the BFAR perspective How to maximize your milk supply and BFAR in the first few weeks postpartum Supplementing...when, what, how and how much Methods of increasing your milk supply, including pumping and galactagogues Common breastfeeding problems from the BFAR perspective BFAR and the older child BFAR emotional issues Evaluating and finding peace with your BFAR experience How professional caregivers can assist the BFAR mother Resources Weight gain charts Assessment chart Relaxation techniques
  • What to have on hand checklist

and much more!

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