March 31, 2006, Newsletter Issue #77: MYTH-A woman who has had breast reduction surgery cannot breastfeed

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It is true that breast reduction surgery does decrease the motherīs capacity to produce milk. Since many mothers produce more than enough milk, mothers who have had breast reduction surgery sometimes manage very well to breastfeed exclusively. However, if the mother seems not to produce enough, she can still breastfeed, supplementing with a lactation aid (so that artificial nipples do not interfere with breastfeeding).

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