I need to have a d&c to remove retained products from the placenta following my baby's birth two weeks ago . The nurse thought but could not confirm that I would be unable to feed for 24 hours afterwards. Does anyone know if this is correct? My baby is so young and my supply not yet well-established that I worry that a 24 hour break in feeding will ruin my supply. I also tend to get mastitis when I express so the idea of pumping and dumping does not appeal.
Yep, absolute rubbish. I had a gynae op while bf and could feed as soon as I was awake. The anaesthetist knew I was bf so used a short-acting anaesthetic, but tbh having had a few now it felt no different to the others! As soon as you're awake the medication is gone (otherwise it would still be working and you'd still be asleep).
I've also had a D&C and they're very quick - you won't be under for long. Don't worry.
Oh, one other thing - ask to be put first on the theatre list so you don't have to be nil by mouth for too long- and if they keep you waiting around, ask to be put on a drip for fluids. Don't get dehydrated.
Had a GA in May. One nurse told me to wait 24 hours, another said 48!!!!! In the end, anaesthetist advised me to discard the first feed after I woke up but that feeding after that is fine. Good luck with the operation!
It's been a rough few weeks as I had a huge post-partum hemmorage (sp?) at home a week ago followed by days in hospital getting a blood transfusion and being fed lots of drugs by drip (all following a lovely drug-free birth ironically) but managed to keep up my supply and continue breastfeeding so was devastated that breastfeeding might now be compromised. Feel much happier now although still gutted I have to have a d&c.
I breastfed as soon as I can round from my csection ga pretty much. I have also had an ERPC from a missed miscarriage and it was fine physically. Had it lunchtime and was back home early evening. No paid at all really.