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I had prophylactic double mastectomy just after I turned 34 in 2013. I have the BRCA1 genetic mutation and am unable to breastfeed due to the fact that all my breast tissue was removed. I had a boyfriend at the time and he is now my husband. He was with me for the whole thing and knew I wanted to have children - this was on my mind before the surgery. I didn’t have a strong conviction about breastfeeding at that time but I understood I wouldn’t be able to breastfeed my future children. During my pregnancy, once I explained...

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