Breastfeeding following C-Section

Updated: Jun 22, 2019

Breastfeeding following major abdominal surgery (C-Section) can be challenging for many women. One of the most common challenges is the stress of being separated from your baby and equally stressful for your baby separated from you. Another issue to understand is the effect opiates have on you and your baby following epidural anaesthesia and for post-operative pain control. Delay in the first breastfeed, over the first 72 hours transitions to an increased risk of complications that may continue into the following postnatal weeks.

In this video, Dr Robyn Thompson, a midwife and breastfeeding consultant with 43 years experience, shares important information about early breast milk production and early breastfeeding. Dr Robyn also shares information about “Simulation”, to ensure your baby receives your colostrum and breast milk as opposed to modified cow’s milk, marketed as formula.




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