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I've been deleted!!! Hawaii 7042 posts
14th Dec '12

I have had two cs, my first i didnt care to push to bf and was on tylenol codeine #3, but my son who I had in May, i breastfed him for 6 weeks and was on the same meds but while in the hospital I had everything they gave me the first 24 hrs...no one said i couldnt BF (p.s. toddler's jealousy was one of my main reasons of stopping)



DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU NOT TO BREASTFEED!!!
your body, your mind, your child!



dont give up sweetie! you can do it ! after all its what your body is made for!

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Mara:" ... i do. but i don't have a lot of faith in the way hospitals operate when it comes to infants and ... [snip!] ... a lot of that in american hospitals... it's a sort of backwards approach to the entire childbirth and postpartum paradigm. "


Ideally, no meds would be preferable.
In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as emergency c-sections either

I guess I am just weak, having my stomach cut open to have a baby removed was somewhat painful for me personally, and since percocet had been used for pain management with little adverse effects for many years, I felt the risk was warranted.

Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em) 2 kids; Alabama 16920 posts
14th Dec '12

I took percocet and 800 mg ibuprofen. I breastfeed both kids. I would recommend just using the percocet while in the hospital but just go to ibuprofen every 6 hours around the clock the first week. It really helped with the pain for me personally. I nursed every 2 to 3 hours around the clock for the first 2 weeks and in the first week if I didn't take the ibuprofen on the dot every 6 hours i would feel real achy in the incision site. I did have burning in the incision site during breastfeeding b/c my uterus would contract but over all it was okay. You can message me on facebook if you have any questions while in the hospital or after you get home. I will gladly help your through this. Been there and done that!

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 105463 posts
14th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Ideally, no meds would be preferable. In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as emergency ... [snip!] ... and since percocet had been used for pain management with little adverse effects for many years, I felt the risk was warranted."</blockquote>




Truth

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
17th Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" Ideally, no meds would be preferable. In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as emergency ... [snip!] ... and since percocet had been used for pain management with little adverse effects for many years, I felt the risk was warranted."


it wouldn't have felt warranted had the hospital established a streamlined procedure for post-operation medication that considered both the mother and infant.



it's not that you're weak - not at all, it's that the system is still so disconnected from the reality of what they're dealing with... two extremely vulnerable humans.