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Title says it all....I'm having surgery on Dec 1st, general anesthesia, and DS is still nursing (mostly just at night / naptime)... how long do I need to wait before letting him nurse again?<br>
He's certainly old enough that it won't kill him to wait a couple days if needed...but come bedtime, he might just think it will.... I can definitely see some tantrums if he's not allowed to nurse.
 

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Usually the rule is you are safe to nurse baby as soon as you are safe to hold baby. No need to pump and dump. <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a> has lots of info both about general anesthesia and also the specfic medications.<br><br>
Good luck with your surgery!
 

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Hi mama,<br>
I had a general for my cs with ds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> But the good news is that the lactation consultant was about 5 minutes behind my baby when I finally got to meet him (about 3.5 hours after he was born.) She had him latched on and nursing in no time. She knew I had the general and was working with the nurses and doctors that knew it, too. No one said a word about not bfeeding. Good luck with your surgery!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Usually the rule is you are safe to nurse baby as soon as you are safe to hold baby. No need to pump and dump. <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a> has lots of info both about general anesthesia and also the specfic medications.<br><br>
Good luck with your surgery!</div>
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