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Old 11-24-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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BFing after segmental mastectomy/lumpectomy

I had a segmental mastectomy to remove a large (about the size of a racquetball) Fibroadenoma (a type of benign tumor) from my right breast in June. I have about a 2 inch scar around my areola but my breast looks normal otherwise (my surgeon was awesome; the first surgeon I saw said I would need reconstructive surgery so I got a second opinion).

We were planning on TTC when I had my surgery, so I asked my doctor about breastfeeding during one of my follow up appointments. He thinks I will be able to, but said I always have the other breast if I can't use the right side.

I'm 9 weeks pregnant now and wondering if anyone here has any experience with this. I would like to be able to EBF but I'm not sure if it will be possible. I'm worried I might not get much, if any, milk from the right side. If that happens, could my left side produce enough to make up for the right? Sorry if this is a silly question, I'm going to be a first time mom so I'm still learning

Thanks in advance ladies!
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