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Old 01-12-07, 11:44 PM
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Just wondering, for those of you who had a c/s, how long after your procedure were you allowed to breastfeed? Were you able to do it? Was it painful because of your incision or difficult because of any meds they gave you?
Also, what type of hold did you use? Josh and I exclusively used the "football" hold.
Thanks... I just wanted to get some info, just in case.
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Old 01-12-07, 11:49 PM
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I was allowed to BF as soon as I got into the recovery room - but I was in no mood to do that. They took the baby to the nursery to finish getting her cleaned up and other stuff like that while I got settled in the recovery room. I was on the sulfer drug for Preeclampsia and it really made me out of it. I could hardly stay awake for the guests who were coming to visit. (and probably didn't). The incision didn't inhibit my nursing at all. All I needed to do was put a pillow on my lap and lay the baby on the pillow and then things were just fine. As it turned out, a pillow helped anyway becuase it brought the baby's mouth to the right height of my nipple
 



The only painful part of BFing was the poor latch and the horrid nipples I had as a result.
 
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Jeanne, we used the football hold for a long time. I was brought back to my room after they cleaned me up and they gave Rhiannon right to me. The section didn't have anything to do with us having trouble breastfeeding - well, wait, I take that back. I was so pumped full of fluids that my nipples weren't popping out like they needed to be. But other than that with the first it's a learning experience for both you and baby. I brought the Boppy to the hospital and had lots of other pillows around us. Check to see if your hospital has a lactation consultant on staff. At my hospital a lot of the nurses were. Good luck!
 
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I BF both babies in the recovery room. No problems with my incision relative to nursing. I usually had a pillow in my lap to help prop baby up and take some pressure of my abdomen.
 
With Aedan I used the football hold almost exclusively. With Chloe the regular old across the belly hold.
 
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I have always heard that, to use a pillow, which most nursing moms do anyway. I can't imagine the incision, but the football hold makes sense the way I am picturing it in my head!
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