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c section. when do they bring back baby? Sour Daisy 1 child; Kennewick, Washington 7196 posts
1st Aug '13

My good friend had a c section this morning at 5:54 and they haven't let her see her baby yet. Shes distraught because she wanted to start breastfeeding right away and they are preventing that from happening until noon. They told her he is breathing too quickly to breastfeed yet.



Does she have any rights in this situation? Can she get them to bring her her baby? I feel so bad...

Sthrnprincess Due August 21 (girl); 3 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 7088 posts
1st Aug '13

If the baby is having breathing problems then they will keep it under observation til its breathing is stabilized. My oldest was born and I didn't get to see her til hours later when they wheeled me down to the NICU. She had aspirated fluid when she came out. They did bring me a pump though so I could pump and send milk to her until she was ready to nurse.

JessCleavage 3 kids; Hooker, Oklahoma 20599 posts
1st Aug '13

I'm not much help in this situation because my youngest daughter was born via c-section and she made it back to my room half hour before I did.....

He's having issues with breathing too fast?

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
1st Aug '13

Not if he is in distress. Baby's health comes before moms wants,

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting James Mama:" Not if he is in distress. Baby's health comes before moms wants,"


:!: in her shoes, I'd ask for my husband/whoever was with me to be allowed to at least see the baby from the nursery window.

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 2 kids; Wisconsin 407 posts
1st Aug '13

That's not related to the csection. The baby needs medical attention. I hope everything goes well and she gets to see her baby soon!!

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
1st Aug '13

Yeah I agree he needs to stabilize. Is he in a nicu or anything? If she can't bf she needs to start pumping. Have her see if they have a pump she can use. My baby was with me in recovery so idk about their procedures. They had warmig beds in there and stuff so idk why they don't have him in there at least. They should be able to put oxygen and stuff on him anywhere unless he had to go to the nicu or something.

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105400 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting Sour Daisy:" My good friend had a c section this morning at 5:54 and they haven't let her see her baby yet. Shes distraught ... [snip!] ... to breastfeed yet. Does she have any rights in this situation? Can she get them to bring her her baby? I feel so bad..."

Idk if she could or would want to override the orders, but she can ask for a pump if they do not feel the baby will be out of the nicu soon

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105400 posts
1st Aug '13

she should be able to be taken up to see that baby by now though

Sofie+#2 Due March 10; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7383 posts
1st Aug '13

That's so stupid, the skin to skin contact would help him to regulate his breathing and heartbeat :(
I'd get her to ask if she can go see him. My MIL had her youngest at 34 weeks, she didn't see him for 12 hours as she had severe pre-eclampsia. She made them wheel her down to special care so she could have skin to skin and nurse him, and she nursed for 18 months. There is hope! Do get her at least pumping/hand expressing.

Sofie+#2 Due March 10; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7383 posts
1st Aug '13

That's so stupid, the skin to skin contact would help him to regulate his breathing and heartbeat :(
I'd get her to ask if she can go see him. My MIL had her youngest at 34 weeks, she didn't see him for 12 hours as she had severe pre-eclampsia. She made them wheel her down to special care so she could have skin to skin and nurse him, and she nursed for 18 months. There is hope! Do get her at least pumping/hand expressing.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6571 posts
1st Aug '13

For a normal c-section, they brought my oldest into the recovery room so I could breastfeed. I didn't end up doing it because I was way too drugged and exhausted, but he was in my room as soon as I was.



My youngest had issues when he was born. It was another emergency c-section, but he had breathing issues and ended up on the bubble cpap for a day or so. He also needed IV antibiotics. It took them several hours (5+) to stabilize him because his oxygen levels were low. The last thing you want to do with a baby who is having trouble breathing is stick a b**b in their face. If they haven't let her see the baby, something is obviously going on with the baby that requires some sort of assistance. I would be more concerned with that than breastfeeding at this point.



Also, I was able to breastfeed in the NICU around the clock after he was stabilized. I breastfed him for 18 months or so. A few hours doesn't make that much of a difference.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
1st Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" she should be able to be taken up to see that baby by now though"</blockquote>




This. She needs to push for them to get her in a wheelchair and take her to him. Then she can at least do skin to skin to help regulate his breathing and body temp. Then if he gets regulated she can try to bf. if he's in the nicu they're on monitors and hey can watch his oxygen levels and if they are in the 90s usually you can bf until it drops (if it drops). I bf a preemie so I watched many many many videos and talked to many nicu LCs.

Sour Daisy 1 child; Kennewick, Washington 7196 posts
1st Aug '13

Ok thanks guys. I didn't know the technicalities. Thank you!

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
1st Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sour Daisy:</b>" Ok thanks guys. I didn't know the technicalities. Thank you!"</blockquote>



That's not to say she should just sit back and wait for them to give her I do though. She should be advocating for her child's care and be there with him and findin out what is going on. Don't think the repaonse a mean she should just sit back and wait. She needs to push to go see him and ask lots of questions and get different perspectives from diff staff.