Re: Won't be able no BF for a couple of days, worried!
I was in a similar situation when my son was about 10 week old- I had surgery and couldn't nurse for 3-4 days. I pumped enough for him to have when I couldn't nurse him and I pumped in the hospital and tossed the milk (because of the anastesia and the pain meds after).
I made sure that DH used bottles with the slowest flow nipples and that we got him used to it a couple of days before I was going to be out of commission.
He absolutely did not forget how to nurse in that time frame. On the contrary, he was super excited to get back to mom that he didn't want to let go for a few days! It was a great way to recover because of the "happy hormones" released when nursing.
One quick tip: try to time pumping or your last nursing session as soon before the surgery as possible. If it is a long surgery and recovery period, it could be a couple of hours before you get to pump. Also, if you always wear a bra now, make sure you tell them that so they don't leave you with just the gown on or you could get engorged and soaking wet, too! While they wouldn't let me keep my bra on, they did wrap my chest with that gauze roll so it would keep me nice and secure and also soak up some of the milk that leaked.
I'm not sure what kind of surgery you're having, but they can usually get you on some medication that is BF-safe. If you need strong medicine for the first day or so, they can sometimes switch you to something else on day 2 or 3.
Good luck! And don't worry about baby- he should be fine.