BreastFeeding and General Anesthesia Please Help

Kristina - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have a 1 month old and am having to go under general anesthesia for a procedure within the next month. any help on how long i have to wait before i can nurse my baby again any meds to stay away from? any help is greatly appreciated! (baby girl was born 5 weeks early)


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Emily - posted on 02/23/2010




Contact a lactation consultant. Most of the time, you can breastfeed right away, as soon as you are awake. The amount of anesthesia that is present in the breastmilk is pretty minimal and leaves the body quickly.

Diana - posted on 02/23/2010




Buy a breast pump, doesn't have to be fancy and pump and store in the freezer closer to the time of your procedure. Or as Shaylene has said call and speak to the lactation consultant at any hospital etc.

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You can phone any hospital that delivers babies or any community health unit and the lactation consultant or nurses in pediatrics can help you. Just to be safe I would ask there.

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