Re: To Wean or not to Wean
I think that in your shoes, I would want to see another specialist. Maybe a different doc will be a little more open to the possibility of working on a lactating breast.
If you did need surgery, the presence of milk could result in milk leaking from the incision. But over the years I have been on this forum, we've had a fair number of moms coming through who have had biopsies or abscess drainage procedures on their breasts, and IIRC they all nursed throughout, and did not see leakage from the site. Which I guess is my way of saying that anecdotal evidence suggests that the risk of leakage is relatively low.
If you're really concerned, and a second specialist is also of the opinion that you need to handle this now rather than later, I would definitely consider weaning from the breast with the issue. It might take longer than 2 weeks to dry up most of the milk, but it's a middle path between total weaning and ignoring the problem.
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