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Although I have read on Kellymom that you can go under for surgery and continue to bf as usual once you are alert enough to hold your baby, my surgeon told me that I should pump and dump for two days afterwards. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
He said that I <i>could</i> bf, but that my son could become drowsy. He also said that I should just use formula the next couple days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
The thing is, I don't own a pump, and my son has never taken a bottle. Formula is out of the question.<br><br>
I am confused. Do you think that he is just saying that to cover his bases (so I won't sue if something happens?) Or do you think that he just doesn't know what the heck is talking about?<br><br>
I called back to ask the specific names of the drugs I would be receiving, but all of the nurses had gone home and there was nobody that could help.<br><br>
I am angry that some medical professionals don't know squat about what is compatible with bfing. This just indicates again that bfing isn't as common as it should be, and that really makes me sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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everyone i have talked (my MW's and LLL leader) has told me that it is safe to nurse after general. if you are really worried and can't pump can you hand express or get a bottle of breastmilk from a friend?<br>
ETA- personally i would just nurse.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He doesn't know what he's talking about. Nurse as soon as you feel up for it.<br><br>
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You're not going to be "unable to nurse him" for more than a few hours. Make sure to nurse him right before the procedure and as soon afterwards as your'e up to it.<br><br>
It's not a bad idea to express some milk tonight, if possible, just so you have some ebm available in case the baby gets hungry while you're under GA or recovering from it.<br><br>
If you don't have any bottles or bottle-stuff in the house, then you can just hand express into a bowl and store it in any clean empty food-storage container. If all you have availabe are plastic bags, then I suggest double-bagging for extra security- but a rigid container is obviously better.<br><br>
The baby can be fed from a sippy cup, a dropper, spoon, or small cup (a shotglass or medicine cup) if he needs any ebm when you're not available.<br><br>
If the baby's on solids already, then make sure you have baby food and water available- that might be enough to tide him over if he's just a little bit hungry and you're not recovered from the procedure yet. If he hasnt' started solids at all, or he's not taking more than a few spoonfuls at a time, then ebm is more likely to be needed.
 

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It's just CYA.<br><br>
I had my gallbladder out at 5 months post-partum, and nursed as soon as we got home from the outpatient surgery center. I talked to two different LCs (the one at the hospital where I had the surgery and the one on staff at our ped's office) and they both agreed it was fine. The ped's LC was thrilled that the hospital had an anesthesia nurse who was also an LC and gave me solid information. The anesthesia nurse was so excited to see me nursing DS while we were doing my registration and pre-op screening. (the hospital where i had the surgery is the one that serves all the low-income families in our area, and they don't see a whole lot of nursing mamas...)
 

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Exactly. What do you think moms who have c-sections do when they are bf? That's the argument I use whenever people are told the whole pump n dump thing by a doctor. We pump our c-section moms full of so many drugs it'd make your head spin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> They still nurse just fine.<br><br>
It's fine. You don't have to pump and dump.
 
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