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Old 08-25-09, 08:37 PM
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Default Have some questions....

I am going in for a scheduled C-section in 2 weeks. I am planning pump exclusively and take my breast pump with me. I am wondering at what point do I start to pump? Do I do it shortly after the surgery, as soon as I possibly can? I have never done any of this and any advice you could give would be very helpful.
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Old 08-25-09, 08:51 PM
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I am not positive, but I think it would be easier to get your milk to come in if you have baby at the breast instead of the pump in the beginning. A baby is much more efficient at getting milk out than any pump.

That said, if you are going to just use the pump, I'd bring it to the hospital and just start when you feel up to it. A few hours either way won't make much difference. Be aware, though, that you probably won't get much the 1st few days and don't let that frustrate you.
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Old 08-25-09, 09:04 PM
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I bet if you call the hospital you will deliver at and talk to the lactation specialist, you'll get all the answers you need to go in well prepared.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-25-09, 09:58 PM
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I was also going to suggest talking to the LC at the hospital. Try calling the mother/baby unit nurses' station and asking for the Lactation Consultant on call.

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Old 08-25-09, 10:36 PM
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Tracey, from TraceyandNeil asked questions about exclusivley expressing and there were tons of responses. Try scrolling through that for info too, but I would definantly also speak to LC at the hospital.

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