You have had a breast reduction, and you just had a baby you want to breastfeed? Advice and informed to help you!

Breast reduction and breast are not always compatible, but we do not always tell us, or too late! This article aims to inform and warn you of the risks.

Breast reduction: a transaction not taken lightly

Breast hypertrophy (excessive chest) is recognized in France as a real health problem (pain in the neck and shoulders hunched), so that surgery on medical advice is repaid in full by the security social. This greatly facilitates the decision making when a girl is complexed by oversized breasts. But when it was 18 or 19 years, we do not necessarily think the consequences of this surgery, namely disruption of the function of nourishing breasts.

Before moving on the billiard table, we must take all views into consideration and learn about the methods and consequences of the intervention. Certainly, the chest will be more harmonious, light to carry, but breast reduction can not it wait a few years, and especially after maternity if you want to have children? Because the surgeon will tell you the distension of the skin due to the gain / loss of weight, as often during pregnancy is harmful to esthetics. Weight gain because of stretch marks, loss of weight results in loosening of the skin which may wrinkle thereof around the nipple. But more importantly, it is likely that breastfeeding is impossible after that. And this information, yet essential for future mothers, is clearly not enough broadcast!

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Role of ducts

Breastfeeding, despite popular belief, has nothing to do with breast size, but depends on the number and integrity of the ducts. However, during breast reduction, the surgeon may need to touch the mammary gland and cut these channels are rails milk. Without these rails can no longer milk the infant’s mouth, even if it is secreted by the glandular tissue. During the surgery, if the doctor is your desire to breastfeed expressed prior appointment at preparing the speech you should keep in sufficient numbers, and ducts of the mammary gland, so that the milk can be formed and drained to the nipple.

Women who expressed this desire have successfully breastfeeding thereafter, however others have not thought of or have not been heard by their surgeon were deprived of the joy that comes from breastfeeding to breast. The body regenerates also not in the same way, and ducts may recover more quickly from one woman to another, some a year, others for several years.

Tips to help lactation : diet and device support breastfeeding

If your breastfeeding is going wrong (lack of milk) after a breast reduction, you can add to your regular diet beer without alcohol or ovomaltine, herbal fennel to prepare yourself or to prepare pharmacy as the following recipe:

* 25 g of fennel seed;
* 25 g of nettle;
* 25 g cumin seed;
* 25 g cone hops;
* 50 g galega.

Most importantly, remember to purchase a device lactation aid (DAL). Average cost: thirty euros. This device, which can be bought easily online (marketing is still chilly in France), consists of a container hanging from the neck of the mother, where the addition of milk that the baby sucks a small straw attached near the nipple. Once the infant drank your milk to the nipple, gently slide the straw to the positioning in the corner of the infant’s mouth and pointing it towards his palace. Milk may be given in addition to milk you pulled prior to pumping and you have kept, or supplement formula.

The advantage of the LAD is that the baby does not get used to the bottle nipple, which flow much faster than the breast is preferred by fast little hungry. The baby does not reject the nipple of the bottle and the benefit continues to be nursed against the skin of his mother, so intimate, as if breastfeeding continued naturally. Many mothers demonstrate their successful breastfeeding with this little gem and regret not having unearthed earlier!