I breastfed my 1st child, but she was born 7-1/2 years ago, so I am having difficulty remembering the whole hospital experience.(I only remember some bad stuff that went on due to my insisting to bf her while taking Paxil and being met with resistence from the LC, to the Pediatrician, etc.) I was reading some other posts and it made me want to ask some questions/make some comments. I do not think my first dd was brought to me immediately to breastfeed. I had a c-section and know she was not brought to me in the recovery room.
May I really insist that my 2nd dd be brought to me immediately? (I am having a repeat c-section and will be in recovery, again.) In what cases would her nurse(s) try to supplement with formula? Can they do that without my knowledge? How do I make it so it cannot happen without my knowledge/consent?
Could a LLL member (leader?) actually be available to me while we are still in the hospital? How would I go about arranging that? I did not have the support of LLL back then, because I simply didn't know about it.
And, I do remember that I wanted my first dd to be in the room with me as much as possible, and her nurse(s) kept discouraging that, so I could get some rest, because their reasoning was I was not going to get much rest once I got home. I didn't care about resting; I wanted her with me. Any thoughts, suggestions about this?
Thank you for any input you might have!