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Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

Here are a collection of information and resouces to help you successfully breastfeed after breast reduction surgery:


General frequently asked questions (FAQ) about breastfeeding after breast or nipple surgery

Is it possible to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Should you have the surgery if you may have other children?

Breast reduction techniques

Maximizing your breastfeeding success

Increasing milk production

Supplementing in ways that are supportive of breastfeeding


The BFAR Facebook Group

Breastfeeding stories from mothers who have had reduction surgery

Your local International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)


Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery, by Diana West, BA, IBCLC

Breastfeeding after Breast and Nipple Procedures, by Diana West, BA, IBCLC, and Elliott Hirsch, MD

The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk, by Diana West, BA, IBCLC, and Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition, by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, and Teresa Pitman


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