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I had to have oral surgery 3 days ago, unexpectedly. I had an abcess and my dentist had eye surgery and couldn't do anything about it. So I went to the ER to see if they could drain it and they referred me to an oral surgeon. Well after they took an x ray he can in and the first words out of his mouth were "well we're going to put you to sleep and take out 2 teeth." And I said "2?" "They shared a root so I lost a good one in the process so the infection wouldn't spread. The bad thing was is that I had to be put to sleep and I didn't have any BM saved up and I couldn't nurse for the first 24 hours after. I didn't take any pain killers but tylenol (even though they prescribed Vicadin) And so we had to resort to the bottle..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We had one extremely pissy baby on our hands and it hasn't gotten any better. It's like I have had nothing since the day of surgery, and she gets so upset. And I have tried pumping and nothing will come out! I am beside myself. I do not know what to do. If it doesn't get better by Monday I'm going to see my LC but what do I do in the mean time?? Bottlefeed her formula that she also doesn't want? Let her suckle and not get anything either???? I'm a mess and so sad becuase she's only 10 weeks old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Oh my goodness don't wait to see a LC if you can see her today DO IT!!! Why did you have to wait to nurse her for 24 hours??? There was no reason for that at all. And they can give you something not as strong as viciden but not as easy as tylenal call and see if you can get some tyelnal 3 w/ codine thoes work well and are BF friendly also.<br>
If it were me i would stop the bottle all togheter and just nurse around the clock and when your not nursing pump, also what kinda pump is it? it really should be a hospital grade pump to help with supply issues. The baby isn't "starving" if she is still having her wet and poopy diapers remember that!!!<br>
If you can get with a LC today see if you can contact some on from LLL they would likely help you out a lot regardless of it being a Saturday!!! HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> get that baby back nursing strong!!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: what Becky said. But it's too late to question the advice you were given to not nurse after the surgery. What you need to do now is nurse as often and as long as you can possibly get your baby to latch on. All day and night. Just stay in bed and have DH or someone else bring you water and food and the remote control or books or whatever else you might need. Get up only to go to the bathroom and take care of basic needs (shower, etc.). And nurse nurse nurse! Try to relax, and take pain meds if you need them! Being in pain can hinder your letdown, and remember the tiny little amount of drugs that come through your milk is not going to affect your child. Women take stronger meds than that after a cesarean, and still nurse brand new (often very tiny) infants!
 

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Thanks for all your advice. They told me not to nurse b/c of the anesthesia. And he wanted to make sure it was all out of my system b4 she nursed again. I have been pumping like a mad woman (it's one of those nice expensive ones I borrowed from a friend) and nothing is coming out. She's nursing on demand and takes what she can get. It's a good thing that she eats in 3-4 hour increments now b/c I really would be beside myself. The whole cluster feeding thing was horrible when she was a newbie. I haven't had any pain really from the surgery but tylenol has helped with the soreness in my jaw from them jacking it open. I'm tryin' to do the best I can, and things are getting better. SLOWLY- but better. Not great though. Thanks for all the support!.
 
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