My cousin just had her first baby about 1 month ago. They have had a difficult time breastfeeding for a plethora of reasons that my cousin has been diligently working through. Now they have discovered that the baby has a posterior tongue tie. The doctors are going to put the baby under in the local Children's Hospital OR for the procedure this Thursday.
Here's the thing: the doctors told my cousin that that baby couldn't nurse for 6 hours before arriving at the hospital and that they would probably be at the hospital for an hour or two before they started the procedure. That's 8 hours! One doctor told my cousin to give the baby Pedialyte or apple juice if she wanted to in the beginning of the 6 hour fasting.
Does anyone have experience with breastfeeding a baby before a surgery? I just can't imagine a tiny, premature 1 month old going 8 hours without anything! >(