Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery Paperback – Jan 2001
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About the Author
Diana West mothers her three charming, breastfed sons in partnership with her husband Brad and their faithful Maine coon cat, Ansel, in their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She holds a degree in in Pyschology form the University of maryland. Diana is a LLL Leader, active on the local Area, and International levels. She is also the co-founder of the BFAR (Breastfeeding After Reduction) email list, an intructor of breastfeeding classes to new mothers, the owner and administrator of the non-profit BFAR website, a website designer and develper, and owner of an online consignment business.
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Oh yeah, and it also contains wonderful and complete information, as well as personal stories, regarding breastfeeding after reduction surgery!
I got this book while pregnant, and it really helped me set realistic expectations for what to expect. My supply turned out to be really low and it has invaluable resources for ways to increase supply. I still only produce around 8 ounces a day, but I've stuck with it and am still nursing my 13 month old.
Try to keep in mind that you won't know how you feel about this until you actually have your baby. Get this book and get educated. Then when the going gets rough, make a decision that you know in your heart you won't end up regretting.
The chapter about "Defining Your Own Success" I found especially wonderful. As a person who helps other mothers by giving them breastfeeding information, it was a wonderful piece to give me the tools to help mothers who have had a less than "perfect" breastfeeding experience (even if not related to BFAR) make peace with her experience. It is no surprise that Diana West is a La Leche League leader. This is a very typical and wonderful example of the warmth, respect, and non-judgementalism that La Leche League leaders are known for exhibiting.
Every mother who has had a breast reduction or is contemplating a breast reduction should read this book. All lactation consultants, pediatricians, obstetricians, plastic surgeons, La Leche League Leaders, midwives and doulas should read this book.