Q: Can You Breast Feed if You Have Had a Breast Reduction?

October 25, 2011
by Dr. Leo Keegan

Q: Can you breast feed if you have had a breast reduction?

A: Most women who have breast reduction should be able to successfully breast feed their children if they desire to. Although the nipple is moved to a more appropriate position, it usually remains attached to the underlying system of mammary ducts and this will permit breast feeding. In a very small number of cases the nipple will have been detached from the duct system and reattached as a nipple graft.these women will be unable to breast feed.

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