Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had an operation for inverted nipples?
Surgery to correct inverted nipples may allow babies to latch and breastfeed. However it can severely damage milk ducts, preventing milk from leaving the breast and leaving mothers unable to produce any milk for their babies. Mothers who have had this surgery should ask their surgeon if any attempt was made to spare the milk ducts. If the surgery fails to bring out the nipple or if there is new scarring under the nipple, the baby may continue to have latching problems.