Do you get to give your baby mother's milk exclusively for the first 6 months?
July 13, 2009 12:12am CST
When I delivered my first born, he was admitted in the Special Care Nursery due to him not feeding the first 12 hours. I had him by C-Sec, and I needed to get up and about in just 12 hours after surgery. I was going thru and fro my ward to the SCN and that had taken it's toll on me. I didn't manage to produce enough milk to put him on mother's milk exclusively. So, from the moment he was born, he was already fed a mixture of formula and mother's milk. Sometimes, seeing him down with fever or anything, I will think of the time that I did not manage to feed him mother's milk exclusively for the first 6 months of his life and I really regretted it. If I do get my second child, I'll do my best to try to feed him/her exclusively on mother's milk solely for the first six months. I know it is not easy, but I would like to try it. How about yourself? Did you manage to give your baby mother's milk exclusively for the first 6 months? If yes, how did you manage that? Please share.
13 Jul 09
I know it's good. It's just that I was not able to do it exclusively for my first born due to my health condition and the stress of being a first time mom. I will definitely do my best second time around. Hoping that all the experience I've gain now will help.
13 Jul 09
I deliver my girl by C-sec too, however due to the current technology, I am awake the minute the surgery is over (even I am on general anaesthetic). Once I am out to the room, the nursery already push my baby to me and was on mother's milk till now (5 months on the way). I have a month more to go before she turns 6 months, and still on exclusive bf. After which, I will put her on semi solid and still bf her. :) It's addictive as a mother bf the baby!
13 Jul 09
Cynthia, I was awake during the whole C-sec. I had to move around after the op because my baby was in the Special Care with tiubs and all so they cant wheel him to me. I had to go there. And he was there for 5 whole days and I never get to rest properly, was always thru and fro hospital and home and all, and then 3 weeks later after confinement was left all ALONE to care for him. Then depression sets in and all because everything seemed to be overwhelming. I know my next baby, I'll be smarter and definitely more ready!