Questions from a friend, just had c-section
I'm a bf mommy of a 15 month old, and a friend of ours (also our DCP) had a c-section 3 days ago. She didn't bf her previous child and really wants it to work this time around.
Her new son is healthy, was 7 lbs 10 oz and 21". She's waiting for her milk to come in (I've been reassuring her mine came in on day 5; it's different for everyone). She's having trouble getting baby to latch on. She says he latches on, then falls asleep because (as she puts it) "he's not getting any food".
She did say he's having poopy diapes, so it sounds like he's getting the colostrum. A couple of nurses have made comments like "your milk should be in by now" and also have had her use one of those devices where they feed baby formula via the tubes that tape to your nipples.
I'm going to go visit her later today, and if anyone has words of advice or experience please share them and I will print out the posts and show them to her. My friend's name is Mandy. Thanks guys!
Mommy to William, 4/29/09, 7 lbs 13 oz, 21 inches.
Mommy to Evan, 3/18/06. 7 lbs 3 oz, 21 1/4 inches.
Nursed both boys to 14 months