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Hospital stay and breastfeeding

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time2deal Fri 26-Dec-14 16:46:56

I have a mainly breast fed baby (formula maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks) who is 4 months old, although he is only 11 weeks corrected. I'm wondering how to cope with a few days in hospital and what it's reasonable to expect from them too.

I am going into hospital for an operation on the 2nd of Jan, with a c-section style cut so feeding will be painful but possible. But it has been mentioned that I should pump and dump - is that right? It would be nice to feed him, but also nice to use some proper painkillers!

Anyone have advice or experience? Should I expect them to provide a pump (I know they have them available as I had my baby at the hospital). Any other things they could do for me, and I guess I should warn them about this. Visiting hours are strict too, but would be good if I could see my baby a bit more. Would it be unreasonable to ask for a side room?

My husband will be giving him EBM and formula, and looking after him so the baby will be fine I'm sure, I just feel uncertain about how to manage things while I'm in hospital and also recovering at home.


nickeljrismybabesitter Fri 26-Dec-14 16:49:46

You need to ask the hospital - you should be able to take your baby in with you

weegiemum Fri 26-Dec-14 16:53:25

I had several hospital admissions, two of which required a GA, before dd2 was 6 months. She was elf and each time I was able to take her with me, was given a side room and it was no bother. This was in a small hospital, though, and not that busy. You can only ask!

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