'Breastfeeding Myths Debunked' Day 5: You can't breastfeed after surgery or other procedures
Today we're debunking the myth that you cannot breastfeed after surgery or other procedures.
Many doctors and surgeons will tell you that you need to pump and dump after surgery and that you shouldn't nurse afterwards. Unfortunately, this is indeed a myth. If you are planning on having surgery or other procedures, it's recommended that you get a list of drugs that will be used ahead of time and check to make sure they are safe for nursing moms. If they're not, you can check and see if they can use something else.
Here are two websites you can use to check the drugs:
These are also great websites to check when you take or are prescribed other drugs, too, especially common over the counter drugs you'd take for colds, flu, upset stomachs, etc.
Have you ever had surgery or a procedure and was told you should pump and dump? Did you know there were websites to check for drug safety while nursing?