Breastfeeding After Cesarean

One of the hardest things that many cesarean mothers have to come to terms with is a changed breastfeeding relationship. There are many reasons why this might occur with a cesarean surgery, such as:

  • separation from baby
  • blood loss leading to a delay or destruction of supply
  • no support from providers in the early days
  • recovery making it hard to nurse
  • perception of low supply
  • fear of further failure after “failing” at birth.

 

Here are some studies which are encouraging about breastfeeding and cesarean because they help us to understand a few good truths:

 

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