Hopefully some of you mamas will respond before tomorrow- I should have asked earlier but am still a little shell shocked about this section thing.
My boys will be delivered via csection tomorrow at 37 weeks, because they are both breech and my platelet count keeps dropping (currently sitting at 107). If it falls below 100, I wouldnt be able to get an epi and they'd have to stick me under general anesthesia, which I'm absolutely frightened about. Babies are also (within a half a pound) 6.5 pounds each.
The hospital im delivering at is very pro bfing, rooming in etc. When I asked about bfing in the OR, they wouldn't give me a straight answer, and kinda said, you'll be able to do so as soon as you're done being stitched up and are in recovery. DH will be following the babies to the nursery to make sure they don't slip them any shots, bottles etc.
Im concerned about the length of time between the stitching up and the breastfeeding in the recovery room. Anyone btdt?
Also, even though theyre pro bf, I'm worried about my milk coming in after a csectiion, especially since I'm feeding two, and the pressure they will put on me about the babies weight gain. Did any of you have issues with this?
I had a natural delivery with my son, he latched immediately after birth, and I'm really worried about this c section stuff.
Please ease my mind- I'm really sad about this whole thing, but DETERMINED to breastfeed, no matter what.