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  1. #1
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    Default pump and dump after surgery

    I am going in next tuesday for a tubal ligation. I was wondering how long i have to pump and dump after.


    sucessfully breastfeeding my little princess for 10 months we are absolutely in love I know Im giving her the best and I know she'll grow healthy and strong!!
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    Default Re: pump and dump after surgery

    depends on the meds.
    Most you don't have too.
    this page might help:
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-surgery.html


    talk to your doctor!

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    Default Re: pump and dump after surgery

    Most general anesthesia doesn't require pumping and dumping.

    General anesthesia should not affect breastfeeding. You can safely nurse once you are awake and alert enough to hold your baby. By that time, the amount of medication in your bloodstream is low enough that the amounts in your milk would not be significant. The point at which you wake up after general anesthesia is the point where enough of the drug has left your system that it no longer has an effect. In addition, pediatric surgeries require anesthesia - and that is a more serious exposure than through mom's milk. Mom might want to nurse just before the procedure in case she's out for a while or too groggy to function normally for a bit.
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-surgery.html
    See the link for references you can read and share with your doctor.

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    Default Re: pump and dump after surgery

    l can call tomorrow but its only a day before surgery hope its note too late to talk to him about it. Thanx for the links very helpful.


    sucessfully breastfeeding my little princess for 10 months we are absolutely in love I know Im giving her the best and I know she'll grow healthy and strong!!
    Happily Nursing my Toddler

    New to and loving that too!!!


    My little Sarai loves her cloth
    And I love to them.....yes yet another cloth convert

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