Unfortunately I haven't had time to do a real search, so my apologies if this is duplicated. I just found out I have to have surgery on Monday and am worried about my 5 month old and our nursing relationship. I do have a freezer supply built up from having returned to work part time, so I can pump and dump as needed. I have a couple questions and don't have time to do the research I would like, any advice is appreciated!
1. Are there any pain meds I can request that are less harmful, or transfer less in breast milk? I looked on kellymom, but it seems all are rated L2 or worse.
2. Since I have a large supply of frozen milk, would it be safer to just use that? If I do, what are some tips to avoid mastitis while pumping and dumping?
3. DD is a comfort sucker, would it be safe to let her fill up on a bottle of pumped, and then comfort suck, if I have pain meds in my system?
I asked my surgeon these questions, but he didn't really seem to know and suggested contacting a lactation consultant, but I can't get a hold of them :-( Any idea on someone else knowledgeable I can contact, or an easy to find source online?
Thanks so much!