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Defining your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

by Diana West

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Exploring the many aspects of breastfeeding for a mother who has had breast reduction surgery, this book combines up-to-date research with experience and advice from breastfeeding mothers. This first of its kind publication is ideal for health care professionals and mothers alike, addressing the questions and myths that are associated with if and how a mother can breastfeed after breast reduction surgery.In the past, this may have been more true but with advances in surgical techniques for reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction), surgeons are increasingly able to preserve milk-producing tissue so that women who have had breast reduction are able to breastfeed. Even so, however, many surgeons and health care professionals are still unawared of the effects these types of surgeries have on breastfeeding. Unfortunately, in a day and age when the phenomenal and unmatchable benefits of breastfeeding are returning to the forefront of common knowledge and medical wisdom, many of these women feel forced to abandon breastfeeding in favor of exclusive formula feeding simply because no one around them knew enough about their specific issues to be able to educte them or fully support their efforts.The truth is most of these women are capable or breastfeeding and they should have the information they need in order to empower them to give their very best to their babies.… (more)
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This is the only useful book I've seen about breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, and it really does a great job. The majority of the book would really be useful for women who have had any type of breast surgery and are worried about breastfeeding successfully. There's really detailed information about just about anything you'd need to know -- and a lot of information that it would have never occurred to me to look for, but I'm so grateful to have! The book has a lot of detail on how to prepare in advance, where to go for support, what positions might work best, how breast surgery can affect latch and let-down and the rest of the breastfeeding process, the pros and cons of using pumps to increase supply, using at-breast supplementers rather than bottles, different techniques to increase supply, etc.

Some of the information in the book is now out-of-date (especially regarding the use of artificial nipples for bottle feeding and pacifiers), and the author has updated information on the website (www.bfar.org). The other concern is, of course, that the book is now out of print.

Luckily on both counts, the author's website reports that a revised edition is in the works -- I can't wait, but I'm glad I have this copy -- and the author's website -- in the meantime. ( )
  miki | Apr 1, 2008 |
Exploring the many aspects of breastfeeding for a mother who has had breast reduction surgery, this book combines up-to-date research with experience and advice from breastfeeding mothers. This first of its kind publication is ideal for health care providers, LLL Leaders, and mothers alike, addressing the questions and myths that are associated with if and how mothers can breastfeed after breast reduction surgery
  LLLOFCOLUMBIA | Jun 3, 2007 |
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Exploring the many aspects of breastfeeding for a mother who has had breast reduction surgery, this book combines up-to-date research with experience and advice from breastfeeding mothers. This first of its kind publication is ideal for health care professionals and mothers alike, addressing the questions and myths that are associated with if and how a mother can breastfeed after breast reduction surgery.In the past, this may have been more true but with advances in surgical techniques for reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction), surgeons are increasingly able to preserve milk-producing tissue so that women who have had breast reduction are able to breastfeed. Even so, however, many surgeons and health care professionals are still unawared of the effects these types of surgeries have on breastfeeding. Unfortunately, in a day and age when the phenomenal and unmatchable benefits of breastfeeding are returning to the forefront of common knowledge and medical wisdom, many of these women feel forced to abandon breastfeeding in favor of exclusive formula feeding simply because no one around them knew enough about their specific issues to be able to educte them or fully support their efforts.The truth is most of these women are capable or breastfeeding and they should have the information they need in order to empower them to give their very best to their babies.

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