I had a c-section in 2010 and am having a repeat one in May.
I was given percocet every few hours my entire 4 day hospital stay. Then I was given my choice between Vicodin or Tylenol 3 upon being discharged which I would take at night before bed to help me sleep.
Baby was completely fine nursing.
Best of luck.
Quoting *L's Mommie*:" Hun my Lo is fixing to be month on the 17th. First two weeks were hard because yah can't move nor pump ... [snip!] ... night I got him to latch on with a n****e shield. Most amazing thing ever! You can do it. I was going to give up but didn't!"
Congrats on having your baby momma. :)
Your profile still says you're due November 13 though lol.
i still nursed while taking the same thing. & if your baby wont latch on. get on walmart.com & order this thing that suctions to your breat. it makes your n****e exactly like a bottle. works tremendously! plus you dont get as sore!
Quoting 2happy:" Im looking at a c section due to a breech baby. My first son was a vaginal but induced early for medical ... [snip!] ... me with having a c section. So any advice or experience having a c section and being successful bf would really help me out."
just make sure they know you are breastfeeding. they gave me vicodin but I only took half at a time. with my c-section I was walking around and doing my hing by day 4 and day 6 I was back to scrubbing floors and making dinner :) it isnt as bad as most make it to be.... a scheduled c-section that is :)
Holy Moly American doctors order hardcore pain meds for c-sections... that is insane!! ... I would only suggest and take tylenol 3's if necessary myself.
Quoting .Colleen.:" Now that you mention is, Luke was in the NICU and part of the reason was breathing. It was a very reputable hospital, I don't see them not advising me of the risk either."
... i do.
but i don't have a lot of faith in the way hospitals operate when it comes to infants and childbirth, regardless of reputation.
it's an obvious one -- a VERY obvious one that you and i can make the quick connection about (pain meds = depressing brain function on multiple levels, why would you be willing to expose an infant to it, if it can be avoided?).
but there's a lot of that in american hospitals... it's a sort of backwards approach to the entire childbirth and postpartum paradigm.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Congrats on having your baby momma. :) Your profile still says you're due November 13 though lol."</blockquote>
Thanks, yeah I haven't changed anything, but I was due on the 13th, but I waited out till 17th to be induced, and an emergency c-section
I have had two cs, my first i didnt care to push to bf and was on tylenol codeine #3, but my son who I had in May, i breastfed him for 6 weeks and was on the same meds but while in the hospital I had everything they gave me the first 24 hrs...no one said i couldnt BF (p.s. toddler's jealousy was one of my main reasons of stopping)
DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU NOT TO BREASTFEED!!!
your body, your mind, your child!
dont give up sweetie! you can do it ! after all its what your body is made for!
I took percocet and 800 mg ibuprofen. I breastfeed both kids. I would recommend just using the percocet while in the hospital but just go to ibuprofen every 6 hours around the clock the first week. It really helped with the pain for me personally. I nursed every 2 to 3 hours around the clock for the first 2 weeks and in the first week if I didn't take the ibuprofen on the dot every 6 hours i would feel real achy in the incision site. I did have burning in the incision site during breastfeeding b/c my uterus would contract but over all it was okay. You can message me on facebook if you have any questions while in the hospital or after you get home. I will gladly help your through this. Been there and done that!
Quoting .Colleen.:" Ideally, no meds would be preferable. In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as emergency ... [snip!] ... and since percocet had been used for pain management with little adverse effects for many years, I felt the risk was warranted."
it wouldn't have felt warranted had the hospital established a streamlined procedure for post-operation medication that considered both the mother and infant.
it's not that you're weak - not at all, it's that the system is still so disconnected from the reality of what they're dealing with... two extremely vulnerable humans.