I've been lucky enough to be able to successfully breastfeed my son with very few issues, unlike my daughter where I quit after like 2 weeks. The reason I *need* to quit is because I'm considered high risk for breast cancer due to a strong family history and I'm electing to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. A little backstory: my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 and died at age 39. I was 14 and my twin brothers were only 12 when she was diagnosed and I remember her going through chemo and several other treatments over the course of 3.5 years while the cancer came back two more times and eventually took her life. It was a horrible few years to say the least. Anyways, This past year I had a full panel of genetic testing done and I have a 34% chance of developing breast cancer in my lifetime. At first I didn't think that was too high (12% is for the average woman, 20% is I considered high risk) but when I thought of it has a 1 in 3 chance, I'm like NO WAY am I risking it-- especially now that I have kids! I don't ever want them to go through what my brothers and I went through. Around 4-5 months pregnant with my son I met with a breast surgeon and we agreed that once I was done breastfeeding I'd have the surgery. Since I'm a teacher it makes sense to have the surgery over the summer, so I was thinking early June. In my mind my goal for ebf was 3 months, which will be April 2nd. Here's where I'm feeling guilty. I like bf and it's going well and if I wasn't having this surgery I wouldn't be quitting yet. Yes, I could wait until next summer to have this done but I just feel like with the information I have and the family history of it developing at an early age, I feel like I HAVE TO get it done ASAP. What would you do? Wait or do it now?