Help - Can't nurse baby night before her surgery

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Registered: 08-02-2003
Help - Can't nurse baby night before her surgery
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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:04pm

Hi, Don't know if anyone can help me but I am desperate and getting sick about thinking about the night before my 1 year old's minor surgery this week on her tear duct, more nervous about the night before as I can't nurse her or feed her anything after 1:30am for a 7:30am surgery.

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Registered: 04-18-2003

Unfortunately this isn't a case of Mainstream Society trying to disrupt the breastfeeding relationship, this is something anyone who undergoes surgery experiences, no food or liquid after a certain time.

Gail

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Registered: 09-30-2011

Yes, unfortunately, like abrose said, it's a rule that anyone undergoing surgery has to go through. :smileysad: I think you're on the right track with thinking of things to distract her- I would pick up a new video and a few small new toys that she's never seen before to help with the distraction. Is there anyone else who could go to her when she wakes up at night just for the night before surgery? I was thinking it might be easier if it was someone else and "the one who supplies milk" (NOT that this is ONLY who you are, of course!) but just for this particular situation.

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Registered: 01-27-2006
breastmilk is a "clear liquid" so she can have that, but nothing after that cut off time. It's going to be a long night, but it will only be one night. It will suck, you'll survive it and then you can BF her all she wants (and she'll want it after surgery for sure). good luck!!
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Registered: 01-27-2006
OK, I just read the rest of your post. do not listen to any person who tells you you shouldn't be nursing at night. That's YOUR choice, not the medical communities. There is NOTHING wrong with nursing at night.
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Registered: 08-02-2003

Thanks for your support!

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Registered: 01-27-2006
Yay! I'm glad it went so well! I read your post as two separate things, the surgery and the nighttime nursing. I just got a little irked hearing your doc suggests night weaning. and they recommend CIO?? I'm sorry, but it might be time to switch peds... anyway, point being, surgery went well and everyone is happy! :)
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Registered: 04-18-2003

I'm so glad everything went well!

As for CIO, I'll plead guilty DH and I still won't do that.

Gail

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Registered: 09-30-2011

I'm SO glad things went well !!

Lisa