When I was 38 weeks pregnant, I learned I had some pretty severe gallstones, pancreatitis and a bad gallbladder. The surgeon on call at the hospital did not wish to do much about it surgically at the time because it was too risky, however, he wanted me to have my gallbladder and the stones removed right away after the birth of my baby.
The baby was born on Sept. 28th and is now almost 4 weeks old. We are happily breastfeeding and I don't wish for the feeding to be interrupted, yet I am beginning to have some very painful gallbladder attacks. I have noticed that whenever the attacks occur, if I pump or breastfeed a lot during them, they go right away!?!? Is that just coincidence?
I had problems with my first child's breastfeeding..he refused to latch. We stopped at four weeks. With my second child, we got a bad case of thrush and stopped at 6 weeks. This is my third and final baby...and I don't want ANYTHING to interrupt his breastfeeding, which is going so wonderfully, but I am in pain and need this surgery. What do I do?