Even though your condition is still very weak after going through the caesarean section, you certainly really want to give breast milk to your baby. Babies born by caesarean section are likely to look lethargic and will sleep more often because the baby is exposed to anesthetics during cesarean section. When compared with babies born normally. This really takes a long time for the baby so that the drowsiness that occurs can immediately disappear. But for a while the baby is still very weak and it is still very difficult to suck the milk.
It would be better if breastfeeding is done from the beginning of the baby’s birth because this can help the uterus to contract and return to its original size very quickly. In addition, the process of restoring your body’s condition can also be helped well. This can only be done when the doctor decides to put a local anesthetic on your body so that the baby can breastfeed the mother immediately after birth. Breastfeeding can be given immediately while still in the operating room after the baby is born. You can also ask your husband for help so that you can position your baby so that it is more comfortable when breastfeeding. Or if you are
has moved to a room, you can position your baby by putting him to sleep on a pillow so that it is easier for your baby to suck breast milk.
But you also still have to be careful because the effects of the anesthesia may still be felt. Your husband and family should be involved in helping you so that the baby continues to feel comfortable. But you don’t need to worry when you give birth by caesarean section because many doctors are very aware of the importance of breast milk intake and togetherness for you and your baby after birth, provided there are no problems with you or your baby. In addition there are several ways for mothers to be able to breastfeed while they are still recovering from cesarean section.
Here are tips so that mothers usually breastfeed their babies after surgery:
1. You can ask for help from an expert consultant to be able to provide an example of a sleeping position that is tilted and tucked (between the arms and body) of the baby when you are breastfeeding. This position can protect the surgical scars on the mother’s body and reduce the burden on the baby’s body.
2. If you choose a sitting position, you can use a chair that has an arm and has an upright back (not sitting on a bed in a hospital). If necessary you can add a pillow on the mother’s side to raise the baby’s body level with your breasts to protect your surgical scars.
3. Invite your husband to see expert consultations in helping you when adjusting the position to breastfeed the baby comfortably and correctly. So that when you get out of the hospital, your husband will usually help you adjust the position of the baby.
Recovering the body after a cesarean section does sound very difficult, especially when coupled with caring for the baby. With time, perseverance, patience, and assistance from your husband and family, your mother and baby will be able to achieve a harmonious relationship while breastfeeding.