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#1 of 9 Old 01-25-2007, 05:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know anyone that has continued to nurse while treating breast cancer?
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I'm bumping this.

My friend is going through a hard time trying to maintain a nursing relationship and deal with cancer. If she knew someone that has gone through it that she could talk to it would be awesome.

Is she really the only one out there?
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Could you contact a local LLL Leader and see if she knows anyone. She could then ask this mom if it is okay to use her as a resource for your friend. Personal contact may help as well as online. You are a great friend for helping and supporting her in this way.
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Hi there

I am breastfeeding and starting a breast cancer journey. So far I had surgery and am figuring out if I need chemo this week. If I do I'll be weaning. I already weaned off the one breast for surgery. I did that because I didn't want to worry about lots of milk and being sore. Also I knew I'd need radiation afterwards and I believed a weaned breat might be better. There are very few resources for breast cancer and breastfeeding. Here are a few.
http://www.lactivist.co.uk/articles/...les.php#cancer see the article by Carole Baas
there was an article in the most recent New Beginnings (LLL published) about DCIS and breastfeeding
http://www.llli.org/NB/NBMarApr01p56.html another story
http://moms-alive.org/2007/02/20/whe...ter-diagnosis/. a new website
Please feel free to contact me privately. I'm happy to talk with your friend. It's a tough road, being young, breastfeedig and cancer.

Other great sites:
http://www.youngsurvival.org/
http://www.breastcancer.org/

Amy, Mom to ds 2000, dd 2004 and newest dd 3/2010!
Breast Cancer Survivor since 2007
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don't know anyone, but here are some more articles ect.

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/bab...feed/8682.html

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Don't postpone surgery or other treatment to prolong nursing — it may put your life in danger. Instead, talk to your doctor about feeding options that are safe for you and your baby. For example, in certain cases of breast cancer, you may be able to continue nursing from the unaffected breast. Or you may consider "pumping and dumping" — keeping your milk supply going by pumping and then throwing away your milk until you can breastfeed again safely.
http://www.breastcancer.org/breastfeeding_safe.html
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I have breast cancer & am nursing my 2 yr old (right now as a matter of fact). I am treating it holistically w/non toxic means so my milk is very safe. My tumor is now breaking apart and falling off & I am on the road to recovery.

I urge anyone on a Cancer journey to look into Protocel, you can take it w/chemo & radiation. In fact it works synergestically w/radiation.

http://www.outsmartyourcancer.com
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Thank you all so much, I will pass this on.
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There is a "mothers story" in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of New Beginnings, the LLL magazine. I bet you could get it at your local library or check out the LLL website.
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I would ask at the following places:
www.cancer.org
http://cms.komen.org/komen/index.htm
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