Can I breastfeed after breast surgery?
Breast surgery creates extra challenges for breastfeeding mothers in addition to the usual concerns about surgery. The nature of the breast problem will determine the type of surgery and the effect on breastfeeding. Mothers who wish to stop breastfeeding on the affected side should either dry-up before surgery or only once that breast is totally healed. Unless there is a specific concern after surgery, mothers can keep breastfeeding with the breast that did not have the operation. Breastfeeding specialists can be helpful in this situation.