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Originally Posted by annekevdbroek
I had a c/s and it took 5 days for my milk to come in. My DS also got dehydrated. We used a SNS + formula until my milk came in. Anyhow, I did a literature search on Medline afterwards and found very little information on how c/s effect milk supply. I did find one study that suggested that over hydration of the mother can cause delay in milk coming in. Well, I had an IV with fluids for like 3 or 4 days and was hugely puffed up from excess fluids. So, my conclusion was that it isn't the c/s itself but the excessive fluids that some mothers may receive in the course of their medical care that results in the delay in milk coming in.
Originally Posted by Susuhound
I had a c/s and no problems bf'ing, athough I went home after 24 hours so that would have helped. Did you have a PPH? That is likely to affect milk supply. Also drugs can affect how your baby sucks, and affect supply that way.
Heather , momma to ' Parker- 10, Carlee- 7 and our baby Genevieve Faith - 8-27-10