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Old Jul 9th, 2016, 11:21 AM   11
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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.



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2016, 13:32 PM   12
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I find that a breast feeding pillow (I use a Boppy) helps make it not as painful.



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Old Jul 9th, 2016, 15:26 PM   13
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Thanks ladies xxx
Great to hear success stories x



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2016, 15:51 PM   14
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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



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2016, 08:49 AM   15
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Thanks hon.
Hope ur lo is flying it now xxx



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2016, 15:52 PM   16
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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



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2016, 23:48 PM   17
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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.



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Old Jul 11th, 2016, 07:08 AM   18
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Thanks ladies xxx

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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Old Jul 11th, 2016, 09:44 AM   19
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I had c-s with both babies. First was Emc and it took a lot longer for my milk to come in and my little man lost 14% of his bodyweight (I ended up expressing and cup feeding after a bf) for a while.

With DS2 it was planned (had wanted vbac but it wasn't going to happen) and things went a lot more smoothly from the beginning. Milk was in definately earlier.

I think the stress of the emc can have a big impact, I remember reading lots at the time (mainly anecedotal I suppose) of that playing a big part with bf.



 
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