My SIL, who is totally mainstream, gave birth by C-section to a boy a month ago. She didn't see the babe for almost 20 hours after he was born even though both of them were fine healthwise
:, and he was given formula in the nursery as his first feeding. So here she is with this sleepy overfed C-sec baby, never nursed before, and he's acting like a typical newborn and falling asleep at the breast after about 2-5 min. His latch is OK, but needs work. In short, even with the bottle first, he might have been a good bfeeder if she wouldn't have given him any more bottle feedings.
I call her in the hosp on Day 3 to see how she/he is feeling and ask her if the baby is sleeping in the room. She says no, he's gone down for his circ and he should be back soon since they took him a few _hours_ before (!!!). She knows how I feel about circ, so, swallowing my nausea and anger, I ask how the bfeeding is going and she says he had improved and had nursed well that morning for about 10min before falling asleep.
I talked with her a few times since then and she's been having lots of problems bfeeding so she's been giving bottles.
Then she tells me that in the 24hrs after his circ, he woke up to eat twice. Both times by bottle, of course, since he wouldn't/couldn't nurse.
AARRGH. BTW, their older son was adopted at 8wks and taken to hosp for circ at 10wks.
I hope they only have daughters from now on.