My son was born with 1/2 of his mouth paralysied. It has since resolved itself, but because of that, I've been pumping since he was born (he just could not latch on no matter what was tried). He is now 8 months old.
I have to have major surgery on the 24th of this month. I will have to stay in the hospital at least one night. Ugh.
I've already know that for the first 24 hours I will have to pump and dump, which stinks. I do have enough milk in the freezer for at least four days.
But, last time I had major surgery, I was in pretty bad shape for the first several hours. I do not do well with any kind of general anstesia. Unfortuantely, this surgery will be done under general. I vomit (even when given something that is suppose to prevent that), get really restless, have difficult thinking, etc. I am afraid I will be in no shape to pump for at least 12 hours.
This of course is not good for my milk supply. As with my two previous children, my supply tends to be all over the place: Just enough one day, too much the next, and not nearly enough the day after that. I've tried a few things and nothing seems to help.
What can you ladies suggest? I really don't want to have to switch to forumula, not only due to the benfits of breast milk and the cost of formula, but also because my son has acid refux and I am afraid it might get worse should I switch him to formula.
P.S. Please ignore all spelling errors. My stupid computer won't let me check spelling.