Do any of you ladies have advice for how to breastfeed successfully after a C-section? My hospital has a 2 hour separation policy between mom and baby following a scheduled C-section. Will that interfere with things?
The last time I had a CS I wound up being unsuccessful with breastfeeding. I attribute that to several things:
- I was uneducated and there was no lactation consultant available the day I gave birth. So I think I waited too long. I neither pumped nor tried to latch the baby until the first day.
-I struggled with pain from my incision and had a lot of trouble getting positioned comfortably.
-nipple soreness and raw nipples from poor latch.
-not knowing understanding that i was supposed to keep pumping/trying to feed every 2 hours. As a result my milk supply diminished.
I really want to be proactive this time and would like all the advice I can get regarding how to be successful this time.