I am a IBCLC at Stanford and my co-worker asked me a question that I could not answer for sure. She asked: Can a mom who had breast augmentation with incisions under the areola or under the breast pump as a mom would without a history of augmentation? I have had many new moms with such histories pump without a problem, meaning no apparent damage, and most were able to get colostrum. Some moved on to pump transitional milk. I think her question was more in regards to risk of breast damage with pumping? What are your thoughts on this?
Barbara Dodson, IBCLC