I was wondering if anyone has ideas if I'll be able to breastfeed ??
I'm now 34 + 4 weeks and having C section on 29 th December.
When I was 18 I had a full breast reconstruction. In that operation both my nipples where cut off, and re stitched on. My plastic surgeon at the time said I would never breast feed. Of course at the time I did not careless.
A few years ago, I had both my nipples pierced, with a standard barbell horizontal through both. I got rid of them a few months later.
Anyone have any ideas, if it's worth trying ?? Or had any experiences with this type of issue ?
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07-12-2015 18:16 #1
Any chance I could BreastFeed ??
07-12-2015 18:43 #2
I think it would depend if your nipples were reconnected right? Do you have any medical notes from your surgery?
I hope you are able to. Breastfeeding is magical.
07-12-2015 18:47 #3Senior Member
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If you can do that (or even without them) go see a lactation consultant.
I know sometimes its possible and sometimes it is not. I do think it is where the implants are situated as well.
So, in conclusion I don't know. I would try if I were in your position.
07-12-2015 18:49 #4
I would start trying to express and stimulate colostrum. I had to do this from 34 weeks due to GD. I would express for 5 min every evening and collect into a syringe. If you can't BF you still might be able to express. Just see how you go. Breastfeeding or not, it will be ok.
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07-12-2015 19:43 #9Senior Member
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I can't answer about the surgery but I have fed 3 boys successfully after having both nipples pierced for many years.
07-12-2015 20:01 #10
I will say though, to give it a good go, feed on demand. If there's anything coming out then the best way to ensure a good supply is to feed on demand which is pretty much round the clock in the first few weeks. Don't take advice on breastfeeding unless it's from a lactation consultant and definitely don't let anyone tell you to introduce a routine or feed less frequently.
Breastfeeding can take some work to get used to it but once you get past the first few months it's magical and it's extra wonderful if you get into a good groove to have your body perform as it's supposed to especially if you've had a hard run to the pregnancy and birth. At least that's been the joy of it for me. No doctors or intervention required. I really wish that for you.
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