Posted Fri May 06, 2011 05:41 PM
If yes, did your back/shoulders feel better afterwards?
How was it? How did they do?
I've always wondered, if someone goes through with such surgery can it affect breast feeding in the future?
Posted Sat May 07, 2011 08:55 AM
I haven't had breast reduction surgery myself, but I've had friends who have. The surgery helped her a great deal with her back problems, and she was very happy to have had it. Here in Canada, the procedure is covered by medicare because it doesn't fall in the cosmetic category. Now, my friend was a lesbian, and she had no intention of having children. However, my understanding is that it is possible to breastfeed after the procedure, but this is something you have to discuss thoroughly with your doctor.
Hope this helps...
Posted Fri May 27, 2011 08:39 AM
It seems as though BFAR is definitely possible. However, it may be a bit more difficult. One of those sites says that the potential problem could be that "Surgical reduction of the breasts can damage nerves and milk-producing ducts and glands, making breastfeeding difficult." It also says that "In general, breast reduction surgery is more likely than breast augmentation to interfere with nursing." However, you won't really know how it will affect you until you try to nurse the baby. There are lactation experts who can help, and "If you're able to produce only part of the milk your baby needs, you might consider using a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) to boost your baby's milk intake." You can do more research about this - here are a couple of sites I found.
It is recommended that "If you're thinking about having your breasts reduced but want to nurse your baby, postpone surgery until after you've given birth and nursed your last child."
This post has been edited by Miss_C.: Fri May 27, 2011 08:42 AM
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Posted Thu Jul 07, 2011 02:21 AM
As breastfeeding though, I would wait for the time you have had babies and then have the reduction as you could be in the same position after having the baby that you first started but it isn't meant to effect feeding a baby.
Posted Sat Jul 09, 2011 01:58 AM
Just an observation, not trying to bash anyone, I hope no one takes offense to my comment.
Posted Fri Jul 22, 2011 06:50 PM
Weight loss or gain definitely impacts breast size. I used to be a C-cup but gained some weight and am now a D-cup. I thought my C-cup breasts were the perfect size and would love them back, but I know I'll have to lose the weight for that to happen.