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Breaking my heart

I had outpatient surgery today where they put me completely out. The Dr told me to pump dump today but I could go back to bf tomorrow. I am giving my lo milk that I had pumped and frozen. Poor baby keeps trying to nurse though. When I don't nurse her she looks at me all pitiful cries. Just breaks my heart!
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Re: Breaking my heart

  • Can you get one of those tubes from NICU for babies that won't nurse but runs down your boob?  Not sure if it's possible.

    GSx1 - 05/13/2013
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  • You probably don't need to pump and dump - ask the dr the name of the meds used and call infant risk.
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    I would nurse.  At the point you are awake from surgery and feel like nursing enough the majority of the anesthesia has left your system.  drugs given to extend the pain relief of the anesthesia are safe in breastfeeding even if they remain in your system past the point where you are awake.

     

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

     

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

     

    http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/anesthetics/

    note in the kellymom list of anesthetics, nothing is rated past the moderately safe level.  And again, these drugs have extremely short half lives, so they mostly exit your system  within a few hours after administration.

     

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    http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Protocols/Protocol_15.pdf

    "Anesthetic agents will have little or no effect on older infants, but could cause problems in newborn infants, particularly those who are premature or suffer from apnea. The ability of the infant to clear small amounts of these medications is of primary concern before returning to breastfeeding. Infants subject to apnea, hypotension, or weakness probably should be protected by a few more hours of interruption from breastfeeding before resuming (12 to 24 h) nursing. Mothers with normal term or older infants generally can resume breastfeeding as soon as they are awake, stable, and alert. Resumption of normal mentation is a hallmark that these medications have left the plasma compartment (and thus the milk compartment) and entered adipose and muscle tissue where they are slowly released.    A single pumping and discarding of the mother?s milk following surgery will significantly eliminate any drug retained in milk fat, although this is seldom necessary and not generally recommended.

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