Re: Sedation and Breastfeeding
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Whoever told you that you have to stop breastfeeding for a few days gave you incorrect information. In general, most moms are able to nurse as soon as the general anesthesia wears off. And the drugs that you are likely to be given after dental surgery- those are probably the same ones that moms take after a c-section and no-one tells them not to nurse!
I suggest contacting your dentist/doctor/oral surgeon and asking for the specific names of the medications you will be given. Then take that list and call Infant Risk (http://www.infantrisk.com) and ask them what is safe and what isn't. The Infant Risk center exists because so many doctors give out completely false information about which drugs are contraindicated, so it makes sense to double check.
When I had my wisdom teeth out, my oral surgeon also wanted me to have general anesthesia. I insisted on local. Novocaine- or lidocaine, or whatever was used- was perfectly sufficient. I didn't feel a thing. The worst thing about the surgery was having to listen to the oral surgeon chitchat with his nurse. Many years later, I had general anesthesia for a different surgery, and that was a thousand times worse than anything I had ever experienced. The wake-up process was miserable, and I threw up several times. My point being that if you can see yourself being able to stand a boring procedure, it may well be worth it to choose local anesthesia over general.
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