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Breast feeding with surgery at 6 weeks after delivery?

Posted by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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So my little guy is not here yet.. but we found out this week I will have to have my right ovary removed as there is a large cyst on it.. Doctors are hopeful it can wait up to 6 weeks after I deliver.  How realistic is it to breast feed that young while having to go through surgery? 

Should I get some formula in case baby gets hungry while I am away? Not sure if pumping will produce enough by the time surgery comes? 

Best case scenario right now is that surgery can wait until the max 6 week mark.. but when I start seeing the specialist it could possibly change :/ 

-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

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mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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Moms can breastfeed after csections, even if they've had general anesthesia. They'll likely give you the same meds. Shouldn't be a problem. Moms have gallbladders removed all the time shortly after birth with no issues. As soon as the anesthesia wears off and you have your mobility back, you can nurse. We've seen so many moms given bad advice post-op, told in error to pump and dump, only to find a few days later the baby has clear bottle preference and her supply is dropping.
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Are you expecting to be admitted?
gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM


Quoting iHEAVENn:

So my little guy is not here yet.. but we found out this week I will have to have my right ovary removed as there is a large cyst on it.. Doctors are hopeful it can wait up to 6 weeks after I deliver.  How realistic is it to breast feed that young while having to go through surgery? 

The minute you can safely handle the baby without dropping him, nurse away.

Should I get some formula in case baby gets hungry while I am away? Not sure if pumping will produce enough by the time surgery comes? 

How long will you be away? This sopunds like it might be a laparascopic outpatient procedure? If so, you need enough for the time you'll be away from home. Probably won't need formula at all.

Best case scenario right now is that surgery can wait until the max 6 week mark.. but when I start seeing the specialist it could possibly change :/ 


gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Some moms even have this kind of surgery done all at once. C-section & tubal ligation are very common.

Quoting mostlymaydays: Moms can breastfeed after csections, even if they've had general anesthesia. They'll likely give you the same meds. Shouldn't be a problem. Moms have gallbladders removed all the time shortly after birth with no issues. As soon as the anesthesia wears off and you have your mobility back, you can nurse. We've seen so many moms given bad advice post-op, told in error to pump and dump, only to find a few days later the baby has clear bottle preference and her supply is dropping.


iHEAVENn
by Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

We are not sure yet.. The cyst is 12cm so fairly large.. The doctor said he is hopeful they can remove it laproscopically... I am waiting for the specialist to call and set up my first appointment to monitor the cyst. For now the plan is as long as the cyst stays the same size and in the same area surgery will be done at 6 weeks after birth.. Other than that we don't know much :( 

Quoting mostlymaydays: Are you expecting to be admitted?


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

iHEAVENn
by Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I am not sure of how long I will be at the hospital... I just know that best case right now is the surgery can wait up to 6 weeks after he is born.. So I wasn't sure if I should try and pump after he is born to get a small amount saved up for hubby?

Quoting gdiamante:


Quoting iHEAVENn:

So my little guy is not here yet.. but we found out this week I will have to have my right ovary removed as there is a large cyst on it.. Doctors are hopeful it can wait up to 6 weeks after I deliver.  How realistic is it to breast feed that young while having to go through surgery? 

The minute you can safely handle the baby without dropping him, nurse away.

Should I get some formula in case baby gets hungry while I am away? Not sure if pumping will produce enough by the time surgery comes? 

How long will you be away? This sopunds like it might be a laparascopic outpatient procedure? If so, you need enough for the time you'll be away from home. Probably won't need formula at all.

Best case scenario right now is that surgery can wait until the max 6 week mark.. but when I start seeing the specialist it could possibly change :/ 



-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

JadeTigr7
by Crystal on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I nursed after having my gallbladder surgery, and a 3 day hospital stay.  My husband stayed in the hospital with me for most of the day, and gave her pumped milk at night.

iHEAVENn
by Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Lol. My husband actually asked the doctor if they could just deliver the baby by csection and then take out everything... The doctor said yes, but if I don't need a c-section he'd rather not do one. 

Quoting gdiamante:

Some moms even have this kind of surgery done all at once. C-section & tubal ligation are very common.

Quoting mostlymaydays: Moms can breastfeed after csections, even if they've had general anesthesia. They'll likely give you the same meds. Shouldn't be a problem. Moms have gallbladders removed all the time shortly after birth with no issues. As soon as the anesthesia wears off and you have your mobility back, you can nurse. We've seen so many moms given bad advice post-op, told in error to pump and dump, only to find a few days later the baby has clear bottle preference and her supply is dropping.



-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

iHEAVENn
by Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Thank you :) How old was your little one? 

Quoting JadeTigr7:

I nursed after having my gallbladder surgery, and a 3 day hospital stay.  My husband stayed in the hospital with me for most of the day, and gave her pumped milk at night.


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

JadeTigr7
by Crystal on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

She was 9 1/2 months old.  If you're having the laprascopic procedure it'll be a heck of a lot easier.  Mine was supposed to be, but I had complications.  I nursed her shortly after I woke up, and I was on some heavy pain meds since they had to open me all the way up (hence the 3 day hospital stay.)

Quoting iHEAVENn:

Thank you :) How old was your little one? 

Quoting JadeTigr7:

I nursed after having my gallbladder surgery, and a 3 day hospital stay.  My husband stayed in the hospital with me for most of the day, and gave her pumped milk at night.




~Crystal~

Homeschooling Mama to James, Jade, Steven, Willow and Katara
Wifey to Michael since 3-30-05

 

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