You will soon become a mom. It pleases you, but it upsets one moment, the doctor says that you should give birth using a cesarean section.
Probably many of the present and future mothers have heard that to establishbreast-feedingafter cesarean section is more difficult than after vaginal delivery.
This is definitely the case! Moms who have undergone a period of adaptation after cesarean will not let us lie. But nothing is impossible; every woman, if she truly wants to breastfeed her baby, can try to adjust lactation after the operation and successfully cope with it.
The main thing is to know what difficulties may be, how to overcome them, and what are the main recommendations on the organization of GW aftercesarean section.
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Features of breastfeeding after cesarean section
1.Atnatural childbirththe baby is applied to her mother's breast right in the labor room, precisely because of this, mother stimulates lactation.Also right in the labor hallskin-to-skin contactmother and baby, which also contributes to the production of milk in my mother's body. After a caesarean section, it is impossible to put in the labor room or skin-to-skin contact for the first hour after birth for obvious reasons, for obvious reasons — the mother is under anesthesia. Because of this, after a cesarean section, the mother often slows down the flow of milk.
2.In the early daysafter cesarean sectionMom is quite difficult to breastfeed the baby. Firstly, the mother still feels bad, secondly, most often the baby is separated from the mother, thirdly, the mother takes antibiotics (although now there are drugs on the market that are compatible with breastfeeding, discuss this nuance with your doctor before operations).
It is because of these circumstances that a woman can not produce milk, because the baby does not stimulate the breast by sucking. In addition, babies may begin to be fed with a mixture or glucose from a bottle, and sucking from a bottle is very different from sucking the breast, so it is often quite difficult to “tear” the baby frombottlesand return it tobreast-feedingwhen mom gets better.
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Tips for breastfeeding after cesarean section
For cesarean need testimony!
To great regret, women often persuade the doctor tocesarean sectionnot because there are real reasons for this, but because they have a strong fear of birth pain.
If a woman has such thoughts about a gratuitous operation, she should start active preparation for childbirth, go to courses for future parents, talk to those who have undergone natural childbirth and cesarean. Having received enough information, it can be understood that the natural process is better than unnatural in every sense, so a cesarean section should be performed only if there isindications.
Early breast attachment
This is a very important factor in the process of establishingbreastfeeding. It is believed that for caesarean section, early application is worth forgetting. This is not entirely true! In a baby who is born by caesarean section, the sucking reflex is awakened later than in a child who is born naturally.Therefore, it will be quite normal if a kesarenka is applied to the breast within 6 hours after the operation.
To earlierputting inIt has been successfully implemented, agree that you have a husband, a mother or some other close person with you during the birth. That he can be with the child in the first minutes of his life, will help you care for the baby in the first days and organize breastfeeding.
Mom forumchild Ulyana shared her story:“My husband was with me at Caesar’s, so while I came to my senses, the baby was with him. And then I immediately fed him, there were no problems with lactation, they were with the child in one ward. Of course, my husband was with us, helping with the baby, because at first I couldn’t get up myself at all. ”
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As you know, if you go throughcesarean sectionalone with the medical staff, while you are going out of the anesthesia, most likely, so that the baby does not shout, they will give him a bottle with a mixture or glucose. Of course, this may adversely affect breastfeeding, as well as the immunity of the child, because it is very important that the first meal of the crumbs was just colostrum.
Therefore very importantcall for help during cesarean relatives. Today, in most maternity hospitals, it is normal for a husband, mother or another relative to be somewhere nearby during an operation. Usually, doctors suggest organizing skin-to-skin contact between dad and child while mom comes to life. Thus, the baby will not need to be distracted with the help of bottles, and when you wake up, you can feed the baby for the first time.
If it turns out that in the maternity hospital you are separated from the child, and he is already being fed with the mixture, do not forget that you have a chance to establish breastfeeding after returning home. To do this, the breasts need to be prepared in the maternity hospital, at least several times a day to do breast massage and try to pump out a little milk, the main thing in this process is breast stimulation. Of course, it is better to negotiate with the medical staff so that they bring you a baby for breastfeeding.
Feed baby on demand
After returning from the maternity hospital, even if the child is already onmixtures, offer him the chest as often as possible, arrange open access to the chest for him, carry the child next to you, for example, in a sling, make skin-to-skin contact.All this will help gradually return to breastfeeding.
To feed the baby with a mixture in the periodlactation recoveryit is not necessary to use a bottle at all, it is better to use the supplement system at the breast. It allows the baby to get the right amount of food and stimulate her mother's breast so that the milk is better developed, and you and the baby can quickly establish HB, in addition, the child learns to properly suck the breast.
When the milk starts to arrive in sufficient quantities, it will be possible to completely refuse from the mixture.
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Marina Shimkova, breastfeeding consultant, lactologist, instructor in preparing for childbirth of the ABC for Parents family center:“After a cesarean section, milk is usually a bit late. To adjust lactation, it is important to apply the baby often, every hour, to do a stimulating massage between the shoulder blades, eat well, drink a lot, do not be nervous, everything will definitely get better, of course, if you really want it. ”