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Have you ever been referred for a mammogram or breast biopsy while nursing?
If you have, you may have been told that those procedures aren't possible during breastfeeding, and that you'll have to wean first. This is truly unfortunate, because both procedures can be done while breastfeeding – as can an MRI, and even breast surgery.
It can be hard to find breastfeeding-friendly information on this topic, so we're very happy to be able to share a post on the topic by Dr. Shannon Tierney, Breast Oncology Surgeon at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington. It's excerpted from a post for the Best for Babes Foundation, with their permission.
If you are expecting to have a biopsy while nursing, and would be willing to donate a milk sample for breast cancer research, check out the University of Massachusetts Breastmilk Lab! They are always looking for moms expecting biopsies who are willing to donate milk for their research.