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What happens if I have a breast problem after breastfeeding?

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If you have a breast problem after breastfeeding, your doctor may recommend a mammogram right away, rather than waiting for your regularly scheduled yearly or biannual mammogram. It's also safe to have a mammogram while breastfeeding if you need one. It won't affect your milk or your baby's health.

From: Breast Problems After Breastfeeding WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Detecting and Treating Breast Problems."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Breastfeeding Your Baby."

Martin, C. Fireside Books, 2002. The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver,

National Library of Medicine: "Breast Feeding."

National Library of Medicine: "Overcoming Breastfeeding Problems."

National Library of Medicine: "Cosmetic Breast Surgery."

La Leche League International: "Can breastfeeding mothers get mammograms?"

News release, American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breastfeeding Does Not Create Sagging Breasts; Study Throws Out Old Wives Tale" (October 28, 2007).

The National Women's Health Information Center: "Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 08, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Detecting and Treating Breast Problems."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Breastfeeding Your Baby."

Martin, C. Fireside Books, 2002. The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver,

National Library of Medicine: "Breast Feeding."

National Library of Medicine: "Overcoming Breastfeeding Problems."

National Library of Medicine: "Cosmetic Breast Surgery."

La Leche League International: "Can breastfeeding mothers get mammograms?"

News release, American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breastfeeding Does Not Create Sagging Breasts; Study Throws Out Old Wives Tale" (October 28, 2007).

The National Women's Health Information Center: "Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 08, 2017

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