I have a 10 week old baby that I breastfed (she does get formula for one feeding a day) and I am scheduled to have my gallbladder removed next week. The surgery will be done under general anesthesia and I will be sent home the same day. The anesthesiologist's nurse told me that I cannot nurse my baby for 24 hours after the surgery and the surgeon warned me that my milk could dry up as a result of the general anesthesia. Does anyone have any advice or feedback regarding what I can do to make sure my milk supply doesn't dry up or dwindle? My current plan is to bring the baby to the hospital with my and nurse her as much as possible before the surgery. Then, after the surgery I plan to pump (and dump) my milk as soon as I am lucid in the recovery room. I was thinking that I should probably pump (and dump) fairly aggressively for those 24 hours that I am unable to nurse, maybe every 1 1/2 hours when I'm awake and every 3 hours when I'm sleeping for 20 to 30 minutes. My sister in law suggested taking fenugreek to keep my supply up, but I'm unsure when to start that to optimize its effectiveness after the surgery. Thanks in advance for your help!