Question about breastfeeding
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|Mon, 08-13-2012 - 12:49pm|
What is a good source of breastfeeding info? I feel like all the things I read are VERY biased. I have two situations that I can't find good answers to. Everything I read says you need to breastfeed exclusively for 5-6 weeks before introducing a bottle. These are my two concerns...
1. If this pregnancy goes to fullterm, I will have my gallbladder surgery when baby is 3 weeks old. I will be breastfeeding. The baby will need to take a bottle on surgery day. How early should I introduce a bottle? Should I attempt to pump that early, or just supplement with formula?
2. I am on a completely fat free diet due to the gallbladder. Since lots of vitamins are fat soluble, I can't absorb many vitamins. Everything I read says "your breastmilk is magic, it's perfect for baby." But how can it be perfect if I don't have any fat or half the vitamins? Will my milk be good enough for the baby?
If anyone knows a good source of info, I'd really appreciate it. The local La Leche League is not a good source for me, they're kind of earth mama hippies who don't tolerate bottles, if you know what I mean. If I can't find good info, I'll probably just wait until baby is born and then ask the pediatrician.