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  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.

  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
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