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Breastfeeding after C section?

I never had a c section, so I have no idea.
How does your body know to let the milk down, if you don't go through labor?

 
dancinintherain

Asked by dancinintherain at 11:03 PM on Apr. 8, 2011 in Health

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  • They may to help increase it but as for making it come down...no. I've heard of women who unfortunately had it come down in the middle of intimate time with their husbands, lol. (gross!)
    I do believe the contractions help to produce the marconum though (the really thick stuff that helps babies immune systems)
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 11:09 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • Its not going through labor that tells your body when its time. Its the pregnancy itself, and then the baby suckling.
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 11:05 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I thought the uterine contractions made the body produce the chemical that made the milk come????
    dancinintherain

    Comment by dancinintherain (original poster) at 11:06 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I had a c-section and breastfed my baby from the start....it works just the same :)
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:08 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

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