Impact Of Breastfeeding After Surgery For A Benign Tumor On The Breast?
Hello ,, I, Purnamasari, want to ask if I have a benign tumor and it has been surgery, the word is that after the surgery was not successful, I have been 8 months and now I am pregnant, can the breasts used from surgery be breastfed or not … ?? r nWhat is the impact of breastfeeding the baby ..?
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There are many types of benign tumors that can appear in the breast, for example fibroadenomas, cysts, intraductal papillomas, traumatic fat necrosis, and so on. Some of these tumors can be triggered by hormonal therapy, including hormonal birth control. Therefore, indeed often, women who have benign tumors in the breast are not allowed to use birth control, especially hormonal birth control, such as birth control pills, injection contraceptives, or implant contraceptives.
Need to clarify first, what type of tumor did you have before?
Generally, women who suffer from benign breast tumors are not prohibited from breastfeeding their babies, including after undergoing surgery. It's just that, indeed, the breastfeeding process often triggers the enlargement of benign tumors in the breast. This can make the breastfeeding process a little uncomfortable, even painful. In this condition, you are advised to change the position of breastfeeding to minimize the enlargement of the benign tumor and the discomfort that appears.
Depending on what type of benign tumor you have, most benign tumors do not have the tendency to turn into cancer (malignant tumors), although they recur after surgery. Usually, after your baby stops breastfeeding, the benign tumors in the breast will re-deflate without the need for special treatment.
However, to be sure, given the minimal information you provide regarding the type of benign tumor you are suffering from, you should consult directly with the surgeon who handled you beforehand.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah