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August 17th, 2008, 02:58 PM
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I'm having Thyroid surgery on Tuesday and my ENT told me that I'll have to wait 24 hours to nurse DS again. I've read on Dr. Sears and Kellymom that that isn't so. I have enough pumped for that 24 hours, but I'd rather not go that long.

Does anyone have any experience with this? How many hours did you wait?

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August 17th, 2008, 06:34 PM
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So, here is the deal I tell all my patient's. It is recommended you wait 24 hours. Whatever anesthetic agents you rec'd will go on thru your milk until approx 24 hours have passed. However, if you don't wait, the drugs your baby will receive via milk are the EXACT ones we'd give your baby if he/she had surgery. So, the end point is that the drugs won't be harmful. Your little one just may be a little sleepy- like mommy!

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August 18th, 2008, 09:28 AM
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I would probably go by what Kellymom says. I don't know if that's very smart though.
How long does Kellymom say to wait?
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August 18th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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I had my gallbladder when DD was 8 weeks old, I pumped and dumped for 24 hours after surgery. I wouldn't want to expose my baby to the drugs if she didn't need them! I woke up to my boobs leaking after surgery though since they make you take everything off, that was great I had to ask a nurse to get me something...so she brought me gauze!
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