I would say that at least half of the folks who have been having this conversation did have c-sections. And some of us were bothered by the separation. But I do agree, Shelly, about having the dad or another support person go with the baby.
ETA: I did successfully nurse Lilah. But I think that being separated (although she was in the NICU, not really the same thing) contributed to to the issues that we had A LOT. Now, I don't know if we had only been separated for four hours if things would have been better but I didn't have a chance to establish the on demand nursing from the get go, and she had a bunch of bottles - they were all my milk/colostrum - but that may have caused some of the early issues that I had. Things were MUCH easier with Trixie, and I don't think it was because I had a VBAC, I think it was because I knew how to nurse and was able to nurse her every time she cried that first day. Also, Lilah was given a pacifier because she was crying any time I wasn't touching her. I think we all wanted to give this mom who came here asking questions our perspective and what happened for us.