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January 5th, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Sadly, I dont have an awesome BF after c/s story. I didnt even see DS until about 3am and he was born at 545pm the previous evening. He was on a feeding tube for a day or so...and then bottlefed while in the hospital. I told them I wanted to BF and they helped out, they loaned me the medela auto double pump machine & told me ways to try & get my flow coming in plus LCs for private instruction for the duration of my 5days in the hospital. We struggled & I ended up pumping for 6wks to supplement formula feeding. I could only pump 1-2ounces from both sides per session total.

I don't know how much of an impact the delayed contact & then further delayed BFing attempts had on our experience. I guess I just never really thought Id end up with a c/s and would just get to do skin to skin & bf right away. I'll be better prepared this time with my wishes.

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