Need Help Fast Please!! Must Have Surgery and am Nursing!

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have to have a surgery and I am still nursing my daughter who just turned 1. She is very much attached to me and this is will only be an outpatient procedure with no hospital stay. My question is, have any of you other nursing moms had surgery while nursing, or known someone who has? I need to know the fastest way to get the anesthesia out of my system so that she is able to nurse again. She will take breastmilk and water from a sippy, so I am not worried about her getting the fluids that she needs. It is just if I am around she does not want it any other way except for from me. Any suggestions will help. I will be going under general anesthesia and the doctors told me she can nurse safely after 24 hours have passed. Thank you in advance for your help!

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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/16/2011

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I wish someone had told me that. It would've saved me some dirty looks (from my baby) and painful breasts.

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2011

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Thank you ladies!! That makes me feel a lot better about having to go through this surgery. She was what I was most worried about. :)

Lori - posted on 10/16/2011

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I asked my Lactation Consultant, who is an IBCLC, this exact question. My daughter is 11 months old. She told me the same thing that Sara said. Once you wake up, you're safe to nurse.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/16/2011

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I had laproscopic surgery back in June and had to do a pump and dump for my then 3 month old. Everything will be fine. My daughter was the same way at 3 months (at 7 months though we now have bottle time at home because she gets distracted) and gave me her daddy's glare when I had to give her a bottle. You and your daughter should be fine, I just hope she doesn't have the glare my daughter does.

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2011

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Thank you Sara!! That helps a lot! I was envisioning a nightmare of a night if she woke up!

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