Is it possible to breastfeed after breast reduction or nipple surgery?

Assuming that you have at least one breast with a nipple and areola, breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery is certainly possible. With advances in surgical techniques for breast reductions (reduction mammoplasty), surgeons are increasingly able to preserve milk-producing tissue.

The techniques that have resulted in the most milk production are those in which the nipple was not completely severed, even though it may have been moved. There are many ways of maximizing the milk-producing capability of any portion of the mammary system that remains intact and functional.