Breastfeeding afterc/s

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Breastfeeding afterc/s
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Tue, 11-18-2008 - 11:08pm

Will the meds you get b4 your surgery and then the meds you take after wards interfere with b'feeding/pumping? This will be my 2nd c/s but first time b'feeding, at least I hope I can b'feed this time, going to try.

Melissa

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 11-19-2008 - 1:16am

You can, the pre op antibiotics and anaesthesia are safe. You may find that the baby is more sleepy but you can also decline narcotics as a post op pain meds and this can help reduce the chances of a sleepy baby.

Keep at it and you can do it. Also go on over to the breastfeeding board here at Ivillage they may be able to offer you more support for breastfeeding.

Keep us posted

Dionne

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Wed, 11-19-2008 - 6:57am

I just had c/s #3 at the end of August and I BF. My 2nd was my first time BFing too and I was so scared that it would be painful because of the c/s and I worried for nothing. I just needed a pillow across my belly for the first week or so so my LO wouldn't put too much pressure on my insicion. The narcotics do make your little one sleepy BUT don't not take them because you don't want to have a sleepy baby. You need to make sure you are comfortable as far as your pain management otherwise BF will be more difficult. Good Luck.

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Thu, 11-20-2008 - 4:32pm
Melissa - I don't know if this helps, but I didn't have any problem BFing my son after C section! Good luck and just stick with it! It's hard work, but it's soooooooo worth it!
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Tue, 12-02-2008 - 2:55am

Hi, I am only 2 weeks post C-section, but I did find that the drugs they gave me for the pain affected breastfeeding. My baby girl is nursing great now, but they gave me Percodan (Percacet) in the hospital and it made me feel really nauseous and it made her really sleepy. I had to wake her every 2 hours to feed because she was losing a little too much weight. Even then, it was hard to feed a baby so sleepy that I kept having to tickle her or use a cool washcloth to keep her feeding.


I stopped taking the pain meds and she became a lot more alert. I took extra strength ibuprofen (600 mg) every 6 hours and extra strength tylenol (500 mg) every 4, which helped me with the pain for the first few days and did not affect my baby.


They didn't give me any drugs before the operation, so I'm not sure about that (mine was not planned).


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