Mammogram & Breastfeeding

Question:

Due to health concerns, family hx of bca & I had a lumpectomy in 2004, my doctor wants me to get a mammogram done wgen I quit nursing. Well, now that has been moved up to me needing to get my mammo done before Nov 6th when I go to KUCC (University of Kansas Cancer Center) to meet Dr Geier. She told me I had to quit nursing and wean my son. He is almost 10 months old. Do you know if I really have to wean just for a mammo?
We had such a difficult time nursing in the beginning. I pumped for 8 weeks before he decided to latch (2 days before i went back to work), we tried to latch 3x a day for 8 weeks. I wasnt in a pro breastfeeding hospital.
My first goal was 6 months. Then it was 1yr. I just decided a few weeks ago to let him wean when he is ready. Then i get this horribly scary news.
Please help. I dont want to wean just for a mammo. I'll wait until mammo results come back.

Answer:

Jaime,

There isn't any specific reason that I'm aware of that require you to quit breastfeeding before getting your mammogram. It won't affect your milk or your production. I would possibly ask the doctor why she is advising you to stop breastfeeding.

All the best,

Molly Petersen, CLC

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