cesarean delivery may delay the start of
breast-feeding 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
side-lying position and the
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