Is It Safe to Breast Feed After Having Breast Surgery?
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Breast surgery and breast feeding
That depends on what type of breast surgery and how long after the surgery you will start breast feeding. Other than a mastectomy and some types of breast reduction you should be able to breast feed without any problem some years after surgery. If the surgery was a couple of weeks ago it probably should not have been performed. It is best to defer any cosmetic breast surgery until 12 to 18 months after you stop breast feeding.
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Nursing and lactation following breast surgery
What kind of breast surgery: Reduction? Augmentation? Lift? Generally it is safe to nurse after breast surgery. However, there are consequences. Prolonged nursing can produce a greater degree of ptosis (sagging) upon completion. Some surgeons report a higher rate of capsular contracture surrounding breast implants following nursing.