Breastfeeding after a C-section

Contributed by : Ravina Sewani   
Breastfeeding after a C-section

Breastfeeding after having a C-section delivery can be difficult due to the painful wound.

Breastfeeding after having a C-section delivery can be difficult due to the painful wound. Your healthcare provider will guide you about the positions that are most comfortable for you.

Breastfeeding positions which you can try are the under-arm hold where your baby lies on your side under your arm. In this position, support your back and the side with cushions. Another position which you can try is side-lying hold, where you lie on one side, support your head and back with pillows with your baby closely tucked to you and facing you. You can read about these positions in detail in our Breastfeeding positions article. While breastfeeding, use a pillow over the wound to protect it and then ask someone to pass the baby to you.

Make the best use of your hospital stay to get the needed guidance to breastfeed your baby effectively.

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