Breastfeeding after a C-Section
Many mothers breastfeed successfully after a c-section, although there is no doubt that it can be both difficult and uncomfortable due to the weight of the baby on the wound and the fact that the mother will need help lifting the baby for breastfeeds.
The milk supply can also be affected, resulting in less breastmilk than normal. However, lots of mothers begin breastfeeding immediately after the birth which is best for both mother and baby.
Ask the midwives if you need help positioning your baby and when latching. It can also be a good idea to also ask your partner to watch how the baby is positioned, so he can help if no-one else is around.
(see also the article Breastfeeding after a C-Section)
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