It has never been an easy journey. I write this solely from my own experience in order to guide other mothers who have to undergo cesarean but very determined like me to breastfeed. I just discharged from being hospitalized last two days (i was admitted because my baby didn’t engage as it should be). The patient who was with me in the same room (4 bedded room) will undergo cesarean due to placenta previa (I don’t remember which type) and she wondered aloud how to breastfeed her baby after operation. That inspired me to write this entry.
I remember how it was hard for me to breastfeed my twin in first few days in the ward, what with my stomach suddenly swelled and it was hard for me to break wind, resulting me to continue IV drip for the rest of 3 days after operation! Oh that was the most horror experience that I really wanted to flush away from my memory, if I feel like to ‘sketch’ that memory, perhaps in another entry, not here. The nurses were not helpful either. Only when I was about to discharge (after finally break wind or else I need to spend more days there..hell no! I had had enough!), the MO that approved my discharged was the one who taught me the right and comfortable way to breastfeed especially for mother who undergo cesarean. Geez, only He knows how I was feeling so calm when I finally able to breastfeed. Below are few positions to breastfeed.