Mammogram and breastfeeding?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mammogram and breastfeeding?
Thu, 01-15-2009 - 8:30am
I usually get my mammogram in March. I got my reminder letter a couple of weeks ago to schedule it. I am having a baby in February and will be breastfeeding in March. Do I skip this year, wait until I'm done breastfeeding and do it soon after, or some other alternative?

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Feb 09 Siggy

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Registered: 02-01-2008
Thu, 01-15-2009 - 11:34am

This was several years ago, but my doctor told me no mammograms while you're pregnant or nursing.

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Thu, 01-15-2009 - 8:19pm

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Registered: 01-30-2009
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 9:41pm

You will need to wait 3-6 months after you are done breastfeeding to get your next mammogram, unless you find a lump or have some other problem. The radiation