Last update Nov. 13, 2014
Very Low Risk
C-section by either general or epidural anesthesia is not a contraindication to breastfeeding.
It is highly recommended to initiate early attachment (skin-to-skin contact) just after delivery if epidural anesthesia was used (intra C-section attachment) or right after the mother has recovered from general anesthesia.
It is not justified to separate the mother and the infant after a C- section or admit the child to the nursery just to wait for the mother to recover.
We do not have alternatives for Cesarean Section since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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