Congratulations!!! My baby was born on week 41, after 9 hs of induced labor and no changes, through a C-section. My milk came after 4 days, and she had some jaundice that was corrected by putting her under indirect sunlight. She lost more than 10% of her weight by the time we came out of the hospital , because of very contradicting advice I got from nurses, doctors and LCs in the hospital (one being that she was supposed to nurse only every three hours, so if she cried before that it was probably not hunger)- Now she´s a healthy 6 month old baby that has doubled her birth weight. Some ideas:
1) Try to breastfeed as soon as possible after the procedure, on demand, and have your baby sleep with you or at least in the room if possible.
2) Nurse lying down- I didn´t even know this was possible!! but it really helped with the pain around my mid-section. Sitting down to nurse was very uncomfortable for me, plus lying down will you get some much needed extra minutes of rest
3) Avoid walking up and down the stairs if possible: I set up two diaper-changing stations: one upstairs and one downstairs. Also arranged two nursing stations as well (I fed her in the bed and in the couch ). In the morning I tried to get everything I needed before going downstairs, and only went up again 2 or 3 times during the day). This helps the scar to heal faster, as I was told.
4) If possible, limit visitations during the first week. Take up an all friends and family´s offers to take care of your other kids.
5) Try to be as well-hydrated, well-fed, well-rested and relaxed as possible (like I said, as possible! we all know how it is co-sleeping really helps for this)
6) Take care of your nipples!! Apply milk or calendula cream on them and air dry.
7) Offer, offer and offer the breast!! YOU CAN DO IT!!