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What happens after you have had a c-section and bottle feed? Do the midwives get you up and walking around sooner so you can prepare bottles? And if anyone could share any tips, anything at all on recovery and the hospital stay after a c-section, that would be great. Thanks
Hi!
I had a csection nearly a yr ago n planned to bottlefeed. When I was in recovery I just cuddled him n when I got to my room it wasn't until day 2 that they showed me how to make them up before that they did it for me. I had my little one at 505pm they got me out of bed the next morning about 9ish to shower n my goodness it feels like ur guts r gonna fall out of ur tummy but just hold a pillow against it.
Good luck!
Hi smile

I breastfed after my c-section but I doubt it would be different to bottlefeeding in regards to the question you're asking. The day after the op, I was encouraged to get up and get DD2 myself when she was due for a feed.

A few things I discovered after a c-section-

*granny knickers are essential!
*The painrelief drugs they give you can make you feel really yucky!
*I really didnt expect to feel so 'stuck to the bed' and find it so difficult to get up and get around. Though not everyone has it that bad.
*The wound site really isnt that bad! If u heal well, the scar is almost invisible a few months down the track and its pencil thin!
*You get injections in your tummy once a day to help prevent blood clots
*Take it easy!! When I overdid it even a tiny bit, I suffered from it for a few days!

That's all I can think of at the moment. Hope this helps smile
agree with everything white_with_two said, especially those granny knickers =P
Granny knickers are awesome! I'm still wearing mine a yr later so there so comfortable lol

*You get injections in your tummy once a day to help prevent blood clots

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ummm.... they should never be injected near a surgical site... after a c-section they should be injected into the thigh/upper arm


I agree with white_with_two.

My caesarean was a week ago, so I'm still sore. You definitely need the granny knickers as anything else is just too uncomfortable, I would also recommend using nighties, or dresses rather than pants for the same reason.

I actually had to stop taking the strong pain relief (Ebone I think it's called) as it was effecting my head to the point that if I even turned my head to talk to people I would throw up, but they can change it and give you other things.

I never had any injections in my tummy for anything, I had to wear compression stocking and use the machine to stop blood clots.

They generally try to get you up to have a shower the day of the op, once you have good feeling in your legs and I was expected to look after bub right from the start, she came to recovery with me for her first feed etc, but I am breast feeding so this may be different.

Sorry for the uber long post but I hope it helps GL

Hi
What happens after you have had a c-section and bottle feed? Do the midwives get you up and walking around sooner so you can prepare bottles? And if anyone could share any tips, anything at all on recovery and the hospital stay after a c-section, that would be great. Thanks

I was up at about 6-7am the morning after having my (emergency) c-section (at 5pm). I had very little pain - I think most of it was due to the uncomfortable hospital bed to be honest. I breast fed initially but we had some feeding issues and had to bottle feed EBM for about a month before I could BF again.

I found BF much easier than bottle feeding to be honest. When you're tired the last thing you wanna do is wash and sterilise bottles and wait for the milk to warm up whilst bub's crying. So if you can, I highly recommend BF smile

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ummm.... they should never be injected near a surgical site... after a c-section they should be injected into the thigh/upper arm



Really? They gave me mine next to my belly button. Maybe slightly above.

The midwives were dodgy in several different ways though so I wouldnt be surprised if it was the wrong way to do it!

Really? They gave me mine next to my belly button. Maybe slightly above.

The midwives were dodgy in several different ways though so I wouldnt be surprised if it was the wrong way to do it!

I don't remember getting any injections at all lol I wore compression stockings like a pp I guess different places have different ways of doing things.

When I had DS I had to give him formula top ups on day 3 (night 2) as his blood sugars were low and my milk was slow to come in. I was up and about but he was on the boob constantly and would scream whenever I tried to put him down so I couldn't prepare the formula.
I was told I could ask a mw to help me 'if they weren't too busy' and I did once, once I prepared it one handed and took ds with me down to the milk room the rest of the time DP just did it.
Maybe we were lucky that he was aloud to spend 2 of the 4 nights in hospital with me, I don't know if every hospital allows this, but its hard at night when you're on your own.
With my c sect I wasn't out of bed until about 36 hours after the op because of complications. It really depends on how things are going but some people are able to get up again that same day.

I don't remember getting any injections at all lol I wore compression stockings like a pp I guess different places have different ways of doing things.

When I had DS I had to give him formula top ups on day 3 (night 2) as his blood sugars were low and my milk was slow to come in. I was up and about but he was on the boob constantly <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> and would scream whenever I tried to put him down so I couldn't prepare the formula.
I was told I could ask a mw to help me 'if they weren't too busy' and I did once, once I prepared it one handed and took ds with me down to the milk room the rest of the time DP just did it.
Maybe we were lucky that he was aloud to spend 2 of the 4 nights in hospital with me, I don't know if every hospital allows this, but its hard at night when you're on your own.
With my c sect I wasn't out of bed until about 36 hours after the op because of complications. It really depends on how things are going but some people are able to get up again that same day.



You and several others are lucky to not have those injections! They do sting abit lol.

It is REALLY hard at night when you're on your own. On our second night I was having trouble settling DD2 & buzzed for a MW. I kept buzzing for over an hour and nobody came. In the morning when they came to do the routine check, I told the MW I'd been buzzing for ages last night. She checked the buzzer & told me "Oh, it's been turned off"
I was soooo angry! Too bad if it was actually an emergency!

So check your buzzer works too wink
Hello.

I had an emergency c-section at 7:30pm on a tuesday night. Didn't see DD until about 9:30pm (her dad was with her the whole time though). The next morning I could feel my bladder was full which I mentioned to the nurse. She checked catheter and said it was fine but I was sure it wasn't. Told another nurse (it had come out). So they got me up for the toilet and then a shower. Bliss. Although during this time DD had her first bath which I missed out on sad. After being on my own the first night another woman came in on the second night (her baby was in special care). I forced myself up because no one came in until about 1am. I couldn't wait to leave and luckily I got out on the thursday afternoon, less than 48 hours later. BF went really well once I was at home in peace.
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