Breast-Feeding After a C-Section
A Reference cesarean delivery Opens New Window may delay the start of Reference breast-feeding Opens New Window for several hours. You may be sleepy from medicine or in pain from the surgery. Try breast-feeding your baby as soon as you are able.
- Ask whether your baby can be brought into the recovery room to be held and breast-fed.
- Ask your nurse or other health professionals to help you position the baby in ways that are comfortable for you. The football hold or the side-lying position may be most comfortable after cesarean delivery, because the baby does not rest on your abdomen. See pictures of the Reference side-lying position Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window and the Reference football hold Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology