Question

I had a caesarian section, can I still breastfeed and express milk?

Answer

Even after a caesarean section, it is possible to breast feed and express successfully. It may, however, take a bit longer for you and your baby to begin breastfeeding and your milk might come in a bit later following the caesarian section.

Ask your midwife, family doctor, lactation specialist or breastfeeding adviser for support in starting to breastfeed, to make it most comfortable for you and your baby after the operation. If you wish to express milk, the Philips AVENT range of Comfort breast pumps have the benefit of not having to lean forward when expressing. You can sit up straight in a comfortable, natural position.

If you have any questions on the best position consult your midwife, family doctor, lactation specialist or breastfeeding adviser for advise on the most comfortable position.
For all other questions, please contact consumer care via www.philips.com/support.

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