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The BFAR Book

 

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Review
Review

Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery
by 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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