Breast reduction techniques which keep the nipples attached to the breast gland and ducts will preserve the ability to breast feed in most cases. However, if the breast are very pendulous or massive then a surgeon may have to perform a breast reduction in which the nipples are separated from the breast gland and then reattached as skin grafts. In this case a patient would not be able to breast feed after the surgery. Make certain your surgeon understands that you may want to breast feed after the surgery and check with him/her as to the type of surgery they are planning on. Best Wishes.
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