No, you will not be able to breastfeed after MTF top surgery. During MTF top surgery, the breast tissue and milk ducts are removed. This means that you will no longer be able to produce milk.

There are some anecdotal cases of people who have been able to breastfeed after MTF top surgery, but this is very rare. In these cases, the person may have had a small amount of breast tissue left behind or may have been able to induce lactation. However, it is not possible to guarantee that you will be able to breastfeed after MTF top surgery.

If you are considering MTF top surgery and are concerned about breastfeeding, it is important to talk to your surgeon. They can help you to understand the risks and benefits of the surgery and can answer any questions you have about breastfeeding.

Here are some resources that can help you to find out more about breastfeeding after MTF top surgery:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health:
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality:

MTF top surgery typically involves the removal of breast tissue, including the glandular tissue responsible for milk production. As a result, the ability to breastfeed after MTF top surgery is generally not possible. The surgical removal of breast tissue affects the milk ducts and other structures necessary for lactation.

It’s important to note that the extent of breast tissue removal can vary depending on the specific surgical technique used and individual factors. Some individuals may retain a small amount of breast tissue or have partial preservation of the nipple-areolar complex, which could potentially allow for limited milk production. However, the likelihood of being able to breastfeed after MTF top surgery is generally low.

If preserving the ability to breastfeed is important to you, it is crucial to discuss this concern with your surgeon during the consultation process. They can provide specific information about the surgical technique they employ, the impact on lactation, and alternative options for preserving the ability to breastfeed, such as chest contouring techniques that retain more breast tissue.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can also impact lactation. Estrogen and anti-androgen medications used in HRT can affect the development and function of breast tissue. While HRT can promote some breast growth, it does not typically enable lactation.

If breastfeeding is a priority for you in the future, it may be beneficial to discuss your options and considerations with a healthcare professional, such as a reproductive endocrinologist or fertility specialist. They can provide further guidance and discuss alternative options for inducing lactation or other ways to nurture the parent-child bond.