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Is it possible to breastfeed after cesarean section?


No matter how you give birth, you can breastfeed.

Whatever anesthesia is given to you, it will not interfere with breastfeeding. You should not give your newborn any milk substitutes before you can put him to the breast.

Skin-to-skin contact should occur as early as possible, possibly even in the operating room, depending on the condition of the mother or the newborn. In certain cases, for skin-to-skin contact, the baby can be placed on the father's or another partner's chest immediately after birth.

The fluid your breasts produce in the first few days after birth is called colostrum. It contains all the nutrients the baby needs, as well as the mother's antibodies to protect it, so it is very important that the baby receives it in the first days of life. It is a very concentrated food. Therefore, a few drops of colostrum produced at the beginning will be enough for the child.

If your baby or you need some care after a cesarean section, it does not mean that you will not be able to breastfeed him. Do not hesitate to ask relatives for help and you will succeed!

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