1. Sherri on November 12, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for this information. My daughter found a lump in her breast while pregnant and was told for her to wait until after she had the baby and they would do a biopsy. The baby is now a month old and she went to her appointment and they said she needs to stop breastfeeding and dry her milk up. It’s now been 5 months since she found the lump and we are so worried. I had breast cancer and have the BRCA 2 gene. I will definitely ask why they can’t do the biopsy now.
    Thank you

    • To-wen Tseng on November 19, 2020 at 11:34 am

      Thank you for sharing your experience, Sherri! I’m the writer of this blog post and I want to let you know that after the biopsy, I had a minimally invasive surgery to remove that lump. Even after the surgery I continue to breastfeed for 6 months.

      • Sally on November 15, 2022 at 8:13 am

        This is good to know! Thank you for sharing all your experiences and thoughts.

  2. Ice on November 19, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    I just had this procedure 3 days ago and up until now my milk on the affected breast still has blood. I haven’t fed my baby yet or breast fed since I have a stash. Did you experience that too? Thanks for sharing this info.

    • Nancy Wight on November 24, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      A little blood in the milk will not hurt the baby, but a lot may produce diarrhea. You can breastfeed on the non-effected breast and pump and discard the very blood milk if necessary. Nancy Wight MD, IBCLC
      Although we wish to be as helpful as possible, we cannot practice medicine or law over the Internet. Responses to your questions are offered as general information only, not medical or legal advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations specific to you.

    • Mary on July 19, 2021 at 3:04 pm

      Hi ! We’re you available to breastfeed your baby after the 3 days of the biopsy ? I have the same case as you with blood in my milk.

  3. Angela Hand on November 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    I had a breast biopsy done a few years ago and a tracking bead was placed where the cyst was and am now expecting my second child wanting to try nursing this time. Is the tracking bead a problem?

  4. Venetta Yeboah on March 31, 2021 at 5:58 am

    Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying these details.

  5. Remedios Clarbour on April 1, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    I needed to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I have got you book-marked to look at new stuff you post…

  6. Tiffany Krizo on April 12, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for writing this! I just had a biopsy on my right side and I have a 13 week old and was looking for some reassurance and peace of mind.

  7. Marceline Paden on May 17, 2021 at 11:45 am

    I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I stumbled across this in my search for something concerning this.

  8. Sandya on April 19, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for sharing your story, this is very informative and reassuring. I was devastated when my PCP asked to get the ultrasound done and insisted on getting biopsy. It was mentally and emotionally exhausting and I was so scared. Waiting for biopsy results and hoping everything will be fine. Thank you again for making this blog.

  9. Emma on September 17, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Thank you so much for posting your experience! I’m also so afraid of loosing the nursing bond with my 8 month old. I had a double biopsy in 3/2020, and now have a new growth found in 8/2022 on my right breast. I’ve been told I have to wean and stop breastfeeding in order to do the biopsy. I wanted to breastfeed until at least 24 months, or further if possible. Reading your story and knowing it’s possible reassures me. Praying it’s a benign mass and I can still nurse afterwards!

  10. Sarah on January 25, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Unfortunately for me, baby was turned off by the bandage and nursed like 50% less! Now two days later it’s sore and I feel chills.

    I read that pumping doesn’t remove physiologic milk, only a different kind. I just removed the steri tape!

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    The wound is closed, no bleeding no drainage. I don’t see any redness on outside but I am large chested and there is likely still bruising and swelling inside where the sample was taken.

    There really is no good resources on the nursing dyad and possible complications if nursing reduces.

    Babe is 16 mos old and isn’t super dependent on milk.

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