I've had two c-sections. One in India, which was terrible. I wasn't even 'allowed' to hold my baby, much less nurse him, until he was 2 days old. He was given a bottle until then and let's just say, EVERYONE was completely unsupportive of my breastfeeding efforts. I gave up after 3 weeks of inlaws sneaks bottles, poor latch (3 weeks of bleeding nipples) etc..
Second time around, I was determined to breastfeed. My c-section was awesome.. I can't believe how easy and simple it was. I was terrified for about 30 minutes before the operation, like seriously. Trying to get out of bed, etc.. haha..
I attended an orientation before I went in for my scheduled c-section and was told the babies stay with the mom in recovery. Well, unfortunately it wasn't the case for me. They said they would need to have a nurse stay with us the entire time and they didn't have any nurse available. So, I held my baby for a few minutes in the operating room while they were finishing up, and he went to the nursery for about two hours until I was able to leave recovery (it should have been an hour, but again.. not enough staff to move me, seriously) I actually dozed off a bit in recovery, happily thinking about my little one.. so different from my first delivery
So, I didn't nurse him until he was 2 hours old. I was still drugged up and numb, so didn't have an pain for the first day. Like another poster mentioned, it is HARD to get up and get the baby out of the bassinet every time you need to nurse.. he slept with me the whole time I was in the hospital. I was alone (recently single) so didn't have help. He nursed on demand and we had no problems.
One nurse gave him unflavored pediasure? from a syringe because he wouldn't latch on one time. She didn't ask my permission. I was so upset and complained about it. They also gave him a pacifer without my permission when they were doing a procedure on him in the nursery. So be watchful of the nurses, as you well know.. and nurse as often as possible.
My little one is almost 4 months old and we had no problems!
Take your pain medicine. If you miss a dose, it'll hurt. I took mine for 2 weeks. I found the football hold best in the beginning, less pressure on the incision. I actually had a hospital bed at home and slept on it for 3 weeks, upright. I think I had more pain the second time around, but I was still pretty much back to normal was 6 weeks.
You'll do fine.. you have experience breastfeeding already. The biggest thing is to not allow supplements (you'd be surprised how often they sneak around and give formula.) and nurse as soon as possible!