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    Default Previous Breast surgery will this be an issue

    im a first time mum to be and in my second trimester, i do wish to give Breastfeeding a go, but i have had a Breast reduction 5 years ago and they told me then i may have issues with breastfeeding in the future, i am hoping that someone else has maybe been in the same boat with some success stories?

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    Hi there. I had a reduction done 20 months before my dd arrived. My supply was minimal even with motillium so after 3 weeks I switched to formula full time.
    I am expecting my second in November which is just over three years from the reduction and hoping to see more supply now.
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    Also I was on 3 motillium a day for the three weeks with no improvement

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    It is more challenging in my own experience but entirely possible, particularly with a good support network I had to accept every day as an achievement and have been really persistant. I've used lots of lotions and potions along the way but have been feeding for over a year now. With my first I was told I would never feed past 8 weeks, I was only saying to my husband the other day how I would love to send them a big fat raspberry from me

    ETA- My advice is to do your research well. GPs and even paeds have such limited knowledge on breastfeeding and more often than not I find they get it wrong with prescribing such things like motillium- some people are told 1 tablet a day for a week and no more, others are told wean on and off and you get two chances, some are even told to take it with food lol I am a pretty strong devoutee of Dr Jack Newmans info and have consulted him at various times for issues I have had. If it wasn't for him my IM, LC and ABA I never would've gotten as far as I have <3

    All of this!

    I had a reduction 8 years before my DD was born. We have had some challenges but she is 6m now and have been exclusively breastfeeding (well, breastfeeding and solids). I have a fairly good supply but started solids early (4m) as her weight gain needed a little bit more.

    You will need to be well educated and have a great LC with experience in breastfeeding after surgery.

    I too take lots of lotions and potions, some herbs and 90mg of motillium.

    It would be really good if you could read Defining Your Own Success by Diana West. There is also a forum www.bfar.org which is a wealth of information. I second Jack Newman too!


 

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