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Pump and Dump after tubal ligation?

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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I will be having my tubes tied sometime this summer (probably mid August) and my midwife said I'll need to pump and dump for 24 hours afterwards. Is that typical for day surgery? I haven't introduced bottles yet, so I'm a little apprehensive about that part. :/
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emkirkley
by Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

possibly not, there are some pretty good resources on it, but most of what I've read says that if you are coherent enough to hold your baby then you are good to nurse, if you are on lortab or anything like that TRY to take one WHEN you nurse so that you have the longest possible time between when you take it and when they nurse next, but even that shouldn't be a problem either...I'll try to find you some links.

katherinemcp
by Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Great! I'll check this out. I had thought that it was not accurate info- it wasn't my favorite midwife so I just smiled and nodded, lol!


Quoting asaffell:

Midwife is wrong. 

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/mom-surgery/


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IrishIz
by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Your midwife is not correct.  You can breastfeed when you are feeling fine.

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

That is sad your midwife gave bad info..doctor I can see..sounds like a MEDwife not a midwife

katherinemcp
by Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM
I know, right? She's (Mitra) one in the practice and *not* my favorite! I love one of the mW's there, but she was off this week. ): When my water ruptured, I called to let them know and found out she was on call, and I pretty much refused to go into full-blown labor until shift change!! Lol!!!

I will have a consult on the 17th to discuss the procedure and ask questions.

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

That is sad your midwife gave bad info..doctor I can see..sounds like a MEDwife not a midwife



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twogirl91
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I don't see why you would have to. After I had my c-section I was able to breastfeed a hour after. They said if I was safe to hold him I was safe to nurse.

katherinemcp
by Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Thanks!! On top of this, I do not tolerate narcotic pain meds at all, so I'm expecting they'll need to give me a fairly light 'cocktail', kwim? I'm glad to hear my suspicions are right! (:


Quoting emkirkley:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/21128.php


http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/breastfeeding/special-situations/breastfeeding-after-surgery

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/mom-surgery/


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katherinemcp
by Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Were you under general anesthesia?

Apparently from the info shared here, the rule of thumb is what they told you, safe to hold, safe to nurse. I'm relieved!!


Quoting twogirl91:

I don't see why you would have to. After I had my c-section I was able to breastfeed a hour after. They said if I was safe to hold him I was safe to nurse.


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