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Trouble Breastfeeding? Insufficient Glandular Tissue May Be To Blame

While diagnosing IGT before birth is uncommon, there are some ways to look for physical signs of insufficient tissue in the breasts, said Constance M. Chen, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York City. One indicator can be a large space that is more than 4 centimeters between breasts. Other signs include breast asymmetry, narrow tubular breasts, very large and bulbous areolae, and lack of breast changes in pregnancy or after childbirth, Chen said. But she stressed that these symptoms don’t inherently mean a person can’t produce a full milk supply. Click HERE for the full article.

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