I poked around the forum a bit before deciding to ask this, and didn't find anything that really answered my questions. So here goes.
I am having a minor outpatient medical procedure done tomorrow afternoon. It's not anything that requires me to be put under, but they are giving me a combination of pain meds. I am to take one vicodin and one valium after arriving at the doctor's office. They will also be giving me an injection of toradol prior to the procedure. When I talked to the nurse at my Dr.'s office (where I will be having the procedure done) she said that I should pump and dump for 24 hours following the procedure. I was just wondering if anyone knew how accurate these instructions are. With this combination of drugs, should I abstain from breast feeding for longer? Not as long? I'm just not sure.
My biggest concern, aside from the effects of the medication on my daughter, is that she isn't really a bottle baby. She flat out refuses to take one for me, which is understandable. She toys with it when dad or big sister offers it. And, since I'm a SAHM, I haven't really stressed too much up to this point about her taking a bottle. It's never been a big deal to me. I do have a nice supply pumped and frozen, mostly because I was given a nice pump, and I seem to become engorged a lot easier with her than I ever did with my first. So the pump provides relief on occasion, if she's full and I'm still engorged. So the supply of milk isn't a concern for me. Really, my concern is whether or not she'll take a bottle. And 24 hours is a long time to be fighting with her over a bottle. And some of that time, it'll just be me at home. As Dh will be at work, and big sister will be at school.