HOW DOES HAV­ING A C-SEC­TION AF­FECT YOUR MILK FLOW?

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The med­i­ca­tions you’re given to use dur­ing your re­cov­ery shouldn’t af­fect your abil­ity to breast­feed, but you may need to get ex­per­i­men­tal with your feed­ing po­si­tion. Painkillers and re­lated med­i­ca­tion could make your baby ex­tra sleepy though, but the medicines given to you won’t have a harm­ful ef­fect on your child. Try to feed as reg­u­larly as pos­si­ble, to es­tab­lish a good milk sup­ply – it’s rec­om­mended that you breast­feed ev­ery two to three hours while es­tab­lish­ing breast­feed­ing. The more tra­di­tional cra­dle hold could be dif­fi­cult and painful for you as you re­cover, but many moms find that ly­ing on their side while feed­ing helps for the first few days.

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