SURGERY AND BREASTFEEDING

Posted on September 21, 2017. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Some Moms need surgery at a time when they are breastfeeding and it just can’t wait. Neither Mom nor babies are yet ready to stop breastfeeding, so what to do?

Have a frank and honest discussion with your anesthesiologist about what medications you can take and for how long which will not be transmitted to your milk and potentially affect your babies. Women are really only out of commission during the surgery and may have pain medications a day or so while recovering. If you need surgery and wish to keep breastfeeding, do your research, discuss with your doctor and find out what will work for you. Doctors are willing to work with you for a solution, so advocating on your own behalf can give you the results you need and want.

 

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