Does a C-sec Birth Method Affect Breastfeeding?
If you are determined to breastfeed you little one, choose the natural birth method as it will give you a better head start.
The C-sec birth method affects breastfeeding because: - it interferes with release of key breastfeeding hormones. - mom may be in post-operative pain or stress, hence latching is affected. - may result in a lethargic baby who can't latch well. - it is often done before 39 weeks, hence baby may still have an immature or weak suck.