Hi, just wanted to share my experience. I had a c-section and did not have problems BFing. I only got to see DS 2 hours after delivery. I was very drowsy so it really helped to have DH around to assist with the latching on. I read that it's impt to try to BF within the 1st 2 hrs of delivery but he had no probs latching on.
Because of the pain, I started with the lying down position, graduated to a football hold after 2 days... and finally with the cradle hold by the time I left hospital (after 5 days).
Like the PPs, i think it's important to let your DH know how important it is to you to BF so that he can help out and keep an eye on the hospital staff who may not know better since you'll be confined to the bed.