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If you had general anesthesia while breastfeeding Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
28th Mar '13

I have to get teeth removed April 6th and the oral surgeon is putting me under. I went for the operation when I was 23 weeks pregnant and he refused and I think they said no breastfeeding for 2 days but the office is telling me 6hrs.. I am confused and need a set answer I'm trying to pump enough milk and my breast don't take to the pump very well. But I also fear the drugs will dry up my milk and I hope not I am so passionate about breastfeeding and also my son really struggles with the bottles

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13887 posts
28th Mar '13

I would contact an lactation consultant and see what they say.

Brit :) Due January 26; 1 child; Gainesville, Georgia 511 posts
28th Mar '13

i had an emergency appendectomy when ds was 4 months old and of course they put me under too. i wasnt allowed to feed him for 24 hours but that was bc of the dye they used to do a catscan the anesthesia shouldnt matter. i would check with a lactation consultant or your pedi to make sure but i was on pain meds and everything and i was allowed to breastfeed. either way, if you cant what i did was just pump as you would when you would be feeding him to keep your supply up and if you dont have enough saved up there are usually local donor banks you might be able to look into. i was able to get some from a friend because i ended up getting an infection from the surgery and had to have another surgery and an additional 24 hold on breastfeeding. good luck mama!

Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brit :):</b>" i had an emergency appendectomy when ds was 4 months old and of course they put me under too. i wasnt ... [snip!] ... an infection from the surgery and had to have another surgery and an additional 24 hold on breastfeeding. good luck mama! "</blockquote>




Thanks for the advice.. (: my biggest concern is my son is ebf and doesn't take to the bottle well and I wonder how he will handle just not nursing

sweet21roxy Due March 25; 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 728 posts
28th Mar '13

I was put under for a surgery and they told me I had to pump and dump for I don't remember how long but 24 hours sounds right. My daughter was not used to bottles and I tried to get her to take a bottle after but it wasn't working. I eventually had to give in because she was starving and wouldn't stop crying. She was about 9months old then (and is 4 1/2 now) and she was fine. I didn't know about the 24 hour thing till I showed up though and I didn't have time to prepare. The only thing you can really do is try to pump more now and store it, then pump and dump after. People get put under while having a c-section and some would probably get to the baby. I think it is more of a precaution rather than a necessity but we do want to limit what kinds of medications get to our babies.

Brit :) Due January 26; 1 child; Gainesville, Georgia 511 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting !*MySonIsMyWorld*!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brit :):</b>" i had an emergency appendectomy when ds was 4 ... [snip!] ... (: my biggest concern is my son is ebf and doesn't take to the bottle well and I wonder how he will handle just not nursing"


oh yeah i can see why you are worried :/ my son had only had a bottle like 2 times when that happened to me but luckily he did okay.. maybe get a couple different types of bottles if you have to. but like i said talk to a lactation consultant i wouldnt think you should have to stop bf. you could probably call your local hospital to talk to a consultant