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Breastfeeding After a Cesarean?

Breastfeeding your baby after undergoing a Cesarean sounds like it could be difficult, if not impossible! has a great article that covers many of the questions you’ll likely have. Use this resource to learn about the effects of anesthesia and medicine, first nursing, positions to make you – and your baby – more comfortable, and much more.


“If possible, the time immediately after your baby is born is a great time to start breastfeeding. You will still be under the effects of the spinal/epidural and probably not yet feeling any discomfort. “

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*The information presented in this article is third-party information and not created by Boone County Hospital. No information or directions in the article should be construed as recommended by our doctors. We present this information to you for educational value only, and always recommend that you contact your Boone County Hospital physician with all questions regarding family planning, pregnancy, birth, and family care.

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