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Should I be screened for breast problems if I'm breastfeeding?

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Most breast problems after breastfeeding are cosmetic changes, not real medical concerns. But it's wise to stay up to date on your regular breast screening tests to ensure your breast 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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