As for my hospital experiences:
1st hospital: It was a scheduled section for medical reasons, twins born full term, both with me in the recovery room, both nursed in recovery, there was no well baby nursery, so they stayed with me the entire time by default (which is what I wanted) and EXCELLENT breastfeeding support.
Drawbacks were the absurd rounds that began at 5am the next morning. Right about the time we got both of them to sleep at the same time. And they wanted to poke and prod the three of us, then go about their merry way. I told them if they woke a baby, they took a baby with them when they left. I was so not kidding. They came back later.
We went home 24 hours after delivery, due to circumstances not related to me or the babies at all, but this turned out to be the biggest blessing in disguise. Not being woken up repeatedly was heavenly. Though I did miss the bed that could be raised and lowered.
2nd: ERCS at a different hospital. I adored my OB there, which was a good thing cause the nurses left quite a bit to be desired. They weren't nasty or rude, just ignorant. I was told that I *must* breastfeed every 3 hours on the dot from *both* breasts for 15 minutes per side. Never mind that I had exclusively BF TWINS a mere 12 months prior, so I knew how this whole BF thing worked. Never mind that the nurse in question was pulled off of the oncology floor and had never worked OB a day in his life. Thankfully I knew better, or I truly might have freaked out and thought I was doing something wrong.
We stayed 48 hours, again had baby in recovery with me, nursed in recovery (though not for 15 minutes per side
), baby in room with me unless I specifically asked them to take baby for whatever reason, DH smuggled food in cause I don't do the 24 hour clear liquid thing by my own choice.
3rd: ERCS at yet another hospital. Excellent staff during surgery, by far best surgical experience (likely because I knew what to ask for anesthesia wise after going through it twice already), baby tried to latch on as they wheeled me from the OR to recovery, very nice nurses.
By this point, I didn't so much mind if they took the baby for an hour or so at shift change. *However* this was a *very* supportive BF hospital, so I had no worries that they'd give baby formula or any other supplements/pacis without my express consent. They were VERY willing to come back for baby later if I was about to nurse when shift change occurred. I used that time to shower or rest, but I could do so knowing they'd bring her back to me when I buzzed or when she seemed hungry again, whichever came first.
Overall, if I had it to do again, I'd pick the OB from my second pg, the night nurse from my first pg, and the hospital from my third pg. And I'd stay for 24 hours unless necessity dictated otherwise. Oh, and I'd order a pizza to be delivered right after recovery. It's one thing I can't eat while pg but is SO yummy right afterwards. Otherwise, I'm fairly laid back as long as I get to nurse in recovery, and they don't give Hep B, formula, or pacis. I might choose to give the last two, but *I* decide that, not anyone else.