I had my first via section, my milk came in on day 3 and I had no trouble breastfeeding at all. I didnt find it even slightly painful on my scar and I didn't need to pump before hand. He never needed a top up and I fed him for 19 months.
I had my second baby naturally and I didn't have any milk or even colostrum until day 6. I had feeding specialists and a hospital grade pump and there was just nothing there at all and she had to have formula - she's 8 weeks old now and exclusively bf so not the end of the world but it was a very stressful start.
I didn't have any issues breastfeeding after my section. My LO was 9 weeks prem so didn't get to feed him myself for the first 2 weeks but managed to get a really good supply with just pumping and didn't need to supplement at all. X
I struggled to begin with after my section due to my sons latch not the wound. I exclusively pumped for 4 weeks and then he managed to latch. He's 10 months now and still breast fed at night but gets expressed milk in a cup during the day. I would recommend looking for a good feeding pillow. Mine Really helped to lift my son up for feeding and getting him off my wound. xx
My milk didn't come in till day 5! So it took a little longer. I'm having a c section again so hoping it will be a little quicker this time. No problems with wound or anything like that, I did have a great recovery though. You may get cramping which is unrelated to your C-section, it's your uterus contracting back to it's original size (it's stimulated by feeding) doesn't hurt though.
I had induced vag birth last time.
My milk didn't start until late day 4.
Prob because he was in neo and not feeding
Plus I had infection and was wrecked.
Hoping it comes in quicker this time.
When I drink at the mo.
I can sometimes feel it going to my boobs
Like it did when I had magic boobs
So hopefully my boobs be ready this time
Thanks for all replies xxx
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