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I have a 2 year old son that I nursed for 15 months. He never had formula, and I see it as one of my bigger accomplishments in life. So here's my issue. I have had large breasts since I was 15 and have wanted a reduction. I always thought I'd wait until I was finished having children to get it done. But now... I'm not sure if I want to have anymore. I wouldn't even consider another child until my son is at least 5. Would it be selfish to go ahead and have a breast reduction and risk not being able to breastfeed a child that I may never have? I'm 23 years old and I have a very petite frame with breasts that are very large (I was a DDD before I had my son and now I wear an H, which is equivalent to a 5D) and uncomfortable. They went up 3 sizes during my pregnancy and went down 1 size since I have quit nursing. What is your opinion?

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171768 tn?1324233699
I'd talk to a doctor and find out what the risks actually are. My friend had a reduction a few years ago, and she was told it shouldn't interfere with breastfeeding. Don't stress over making this decision just yet... look into it and get info before actually making a decision. There was probably a time when I would've considered telling you to wait, but my friend's boobs were as big as yours, and they were causing her a lot of problems, so I am a little more aware of the problems they cause, although I can't quite relate.
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Congrats on the success of breastfeeding your son until he was 15 mos and never giving him formula!  I've gotten smaller since stopped nursing.  I'd agree with the other post - talk with drs and keep your options open.  If you are in pain - that needs to be considered first.  Good luck!
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It is not selfish but there is suppoed to be no problem with bf after a reduction or implants! I have had friends that had it done. I would personally wait to have it done though as when you get older they will drop more with gravity and later 30's is when it si a good time to ahve it from what I have heard. The woman I knew who ahd it before went later to have a other work done for cosmetic.

I am small framed and ahve was a 32DDD at age 12. nothing to that in 2 months! I do get larger when nursing and then go back to normal but I am actually a 34 F now and yes it is uncomfortable. I will tell you that I did have milk for two years following my last. You will change and I would wait a while jsut for that! I tdoes take a while for your mamary glands to go back down even after the milk is gone!
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