I had a c-section Thanksgiving eve 24th, but I only have colostrum which making breastfeed takes longer and baby is still hungry after feeding for 30min on each breast. It hurts too. When do you normally have milk after c-section? Anything I can do about the blister during breastfeed?Answer Question
Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 4:16 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 7:04 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
It's normal to have colostrum for up to 5 days and that's all a baby needs. Babies are born with extra fluids to keep them ok until the mature milk comes in. The worst thing to do is give bottles. One bottle can mess up a baby's suck and it can take a month for the baby's gut to recover from one bottle of formula. You don't need to eat or drink anything to make milk. You don't need yeast, teas, herbs, oatmeal, or bunches of water. Drink to thirst.
It shouldn't hurt. Check pictures online to make sure you have a good latch. If not you can call La Leche League or a lactation consultant if you need help. Of course you can take pain meds. They should have given you pain meds since you had a C-section. It's important to get plenty of rest since you had major surgery.
Answer by Gailll at 9:57 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
There is no reason to pump. You want your baby to get every drop of colostrum by nursing. Pumps can cause sore nipples.
Answer by Gailll at 10:00 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 12:50 PM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by Azure at 9:17 PM on Nov. 27, 2010