I am having an elective c-section at 39wks next Wednesday 1st Feb for our bub #2, and was just wondering how my milk flow will be since not going through labour etc? I had an emergency c-section with bub#1 and people told me that it takes nearly 7 days, or longer than a natural birth anyway, but mine came in the gallons on day 3 or so. I never had a problem with quantity of milk or feeding etc and fed her until she was 13mths and only stopped because of a dairy intolerance etc.
But since I won't be going into labour to release any hormones etc this time, I wasn't sure how my boobs would react - unless its once bub is actually suckling to stimulate the let down etc?
Can anyone shed some light on this, either from previous experience or just motherly instinct?
Thanks! Its a bit of a silly question, but I just had to ask to put my mind at ease!
Karen, FNQ, Danika (May 03), Jarrad ( Feb 06), Ama