Breastfeeding May Reduce Discomfort From C-Section

 

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SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Breastfeeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery, a new study suggests. Researchers from Spain followed 185 women who had a C-section. Almost one-quarter (23 percent) of those who breastfed for two months or less still had chronic pain in the surgical site four months after delivery.

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) Breast-feeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery, a new study suggests. Researchers from Spain followed 185 women who had a C-section. Chronic pain after C-section may be reduced by breast-feeding When it comes to infant feeding, new parents are often told that “breast is best” for their baby’s health.

A. New research showed that breastfeeding may help to fight the pain that mothers who deliver via C-section may experience. The research, conducted by the European Society of Anaesthesiology, evaluated mothers if breastfeeding following their Cesarean delivery helped to reduce chronic pain after the surgery (2). New European research suggests that breastfeeding after a caesarean section could help women reduce the pain experienced after the operation. Around a.

A new study finds breastfeeding may reduce c-section pain. For all the challenges you hear about breastfeeding after a c-section – the immediate separation from your baby, the anesthesia and pain medications that affect milk supply, and the pain of lifting and holding a baby after major surgery –. Breastfeeding for a longer period may reduce the degree of pain felt by women who gave birth through caesarian section, says a recent study by Spanish researchers.

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) Breast-feeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery, a new study suggests. Researchers from Spain followed 185 women who had a C. Start breastfeeding as soon as possible after your c-section. If you have an epidural or spinal anesthesia, you’ll be awake so you may be able to breastfeed right away.

However, if it’s necessary to have general anesthesia, your recovery will take longer. You can begin breast-feeding almost immediately after the C-section. Breast-feeding positions that work well during C-section recovery include: Football hold. For comfort, put a pillow along your side and use a chair with broad, low arms.

Hold your baby at your side, with your elbow bent.

List of related literature:

Hirose M, Hara Y, Hosokawa T, Tanaka Y: The effect of postoperative analgesia with continuous epidural bupivacaine after cesarean section on the amount of breast feeding and infant weight gain.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Mark B Landon, Joe Leigh Simpson, Deborah A Driscoll
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

For every day of maternal pain during the first 3 weeks of breastfeeding, there is a 10–26% risk of cessation of breastfeeding (Schwartz et al.,2002), making it a priority to immediately address conditions that cause maternal nipple pain such as ankyloglossia.

“Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence” by Marsha Walker
from Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence
by Marsha Walker
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

Neuraxial anaesthesia and analgesia have been shown to substantially reduce maternal pain during ECV; however, the use of combined spinal–epidural (CSE) analgesia does not appear to increase the success rate of ECV, or increase the incidence of subsequent vaginal birth, compared with systemic opioid analgesia.

“Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series” by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
from Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2012

Breastfeeding is correlated with pain relief for full-term newborns undergoing painful procedures, as demonstrated by reduction in infants’ crying time and reduction in pain scores, but breast milk given by syringe has not shown the same efficacy as breastfeeding itself (Shah, Herbozo, Aliwalas, et al., 2012).

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Common causes of discomfort include afterbirth pains (afterpains), perineal laceration or episiotomy, hemorrhoids, sore nipples, and breast engorgement.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Uterus: contractions bring about involution, afterpains in multiparas may cause discomfort, necessitating analgesics; oxytocin release during breastfeeding enhances involution; involution follows a one-fingerbreadth descent daily; by the seventh to ninth day, fundus cannot be felt b.

“Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCLEX-RN® Examination” by Judith S. Green, Mary Ann Hellmer Saul, Dolores F. Saxton, Patricia M. Nugent, Phyllis K. Pelikan
from Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCLEX-RN® Examination
by Judith S. Green, Mary Ann Hellmer Saul, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

In addition, these guidelines do not address (1) postpartum analgesia for vaginal delivery, (2) analgesia after tubal ligation, or (3) postoperative analgesia after general anesthesia (GA) for cesarean delivery.

“Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book” by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, Lawrence C Tsen, Warwick D Ngan Kee, Yaakov Beilin, Jill Mhyre, Brian T. Bateman, Naveen Nathan
from Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book
by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

In this review, breastfeeding was found to be more effective than other pain reduction strategies, including skin-to-skin care; use of analgesic cream, vapocoolant, and pacifier; and cuddling.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

In women who intend to breastfeed, a circumareolar incision should be avoided because it compromises breastfeeding in three ways: (1) by occlusion of lactiferous ducts; (2) by restriction of the formation of a teat during nursing; and (3) by injury to the lateral cutaneous branch of the fourth intercostal nerve.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Deborah A Driscoll, Vincenzo Berghella, William A Grobman, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Alison G Cahill
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Pain during suturing can be greater than midwives realise for women who do not have regional analgesia (Sanders, Campbell & Peters, 2002); thus it is important to ensure effective analgesia.

“Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia & New Zealand edition” by Sara Bayes, Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith, Robyn Maude
from Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia & New Zealand edition
by Sara Bayes, Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith, Robyn Maude
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2018

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  • My second c-section a weighted blanket was life saver. My second one was a harder recovery. I having a third and last in February.

  • I was numb. Once I woke up and went to the bathroom after the catheter was taken out. I was able to go home. I was numb in the incision area. This is 36 years ago. I still can’t feel anything

  • Lol I was in PACU for 4 hours after both my csections. I couldn’t move my legs till then. I also had to lie about my pain level (which had to be a 4 but mine was seriously an 8 even with fentanyl) or else I would’ve never left. It sucked bc my babies were in NICU after delivery both times so I didn’t get that oxytocin boost to help. I was begging my nurse to let me get up 6-8 hours after delivery bc my catheter was irritating as hell and the gas pain was so bad this last time. But my hospital didn’t let me get up till 12h after surgery (don’t know why if mom’s able and willing).

  • Thank you so much for addressing my question! Can’t wait for more in the “practical parenting” series. This was interesting & helpful! ��

  • I thought my contractions were bad, then I thought It was the C Section, but I now know it’s the fundal massages after. They always made me cry and I never wanted to be touched. I cry just thinking about the pain… I would never wish that pain upon someone ��

  • How do you set yourself up to sleep with the baby at night in your chair, keeping yourself comfortable and the baby safe at the same time? I have a recliner & after my 4th c-section I use a “c” shaped pillow to keep the baby from moving or falling. Glad I’m not the only one who sleeps in a recliner for weeks after the c-section.

  • Thanks! My fifth pregnancy and all my children were born c-section. I will be having a c-hyst this June so I am a little scared as I have complete placenta previa and accreta.

  • The worst thing were those fundal massages. They had to max out my fentanyl in PACU and it still didn’t help me. I was still moaning and groaning every time the nurse fisted my freshly cut abdomen. Thank God they stopped after pacu (unlike after my vaginal delivery).

  • I wouldnt wish a c-section on no woman,extremely painful,god help you if you have to cough/sneeze,i had 2 kids 1 natudal and 1 emerg c section

  • I’m about to have my 3rd csection on Wednesday. Each c section was a horrible experience. The pain is unbearable at times. Followed by depression coming home with a newborn baby an nobody to help as sitting down to pee is difficult.

  • I tried a dozens of things while searching ways to stimulate breast milk supply and the best one which worked really fine for me is an herbal formula “healthy nursing tea”. It’s a preservatives free blend of secretsoftea.com.

  • There is no way in hell your moving around like that after just having a c section sorry but you need to make a video with a mom who did really just come out of an or because this is making a c section look like a piece of cake and its not!

  • I got cesarian due to preeclampsia and that was the worst situation in my life. I remember those nights where I feel like this is the end of my life because even my doctor gave me lots of anti high blood dosages, my blood pressure was still high. Thank God, it was a miracle, I was still alive and looks like nothing happened, and the baby is fine even though he was premature at that time. Now I’m on my 2nd week of recovery, everytime I think about that, I always cry.

    Doesn’t mean that when you do cesarian, you’ll be safe, especially for those who are in preeclampsia like me. There are always risk on giving birth…

    I got preeclampsia suddenly by my 34th week out of nowhere when I have a good lifestyle. The child was the main source of my eclampsia and he was so strong that made my bp 180/100 straight for a week.

  • You definitely do not get more rest rooming in and I seriously doubt babies cry less. We were inpatient for five days, I got maybe six hours of sleep during that time, and my baby tried to wail the hospital into collapsing. What it does is free up the baby nurses and reduce how many nurses are on the payroll overall.

  • I got c section worst part when doctor press my stomach after surgery for checking if the my stomach is okay. It was so painful and later ask you to walk. I’m dying ��

  • The heck, I had a c-section within 3 hours after my operation they told me to walk to the restroom cuz they didn’t want my intestine sticking together. I did most on my own cuz my husband was in active duties and left once our daughter was born. He spent 3 hours with her before he headed to the airport.

  • I was 10 pound Bub.. was full babies that day.. Doctors fantastic the sister was great. All happen with in 3hours of mum in hospital. But this other nurse made mum same nite walk everywhere for a bottle all around the hospital every feeding time stupid and no feeding times was not good as not every 3 hours floor nurses were ridiculous and I was underweight checking out they had 1 small bottle omg. Good mum was only there for 1 day and a half. No midwife not turn up. And screaming baby in same room as mum all night day. Make sure all parents out there No one hands touching your baby as mums siblings had Flew virus still nursing me! So mums Advice is all Mums out there have your owns mid wife and No One To touch baby as they not only can transmit flew viral or something else in hospital to your Baby.. ok so BiG advice to you! Baby just arrived so that’s it. I did get flew when I got home as New born. Mmm! So beware all Mummy’s. My mother Beautiful. So all best to you Mummy’s. Bring your own bottles formula ok. Sterilising in your own room not 20 minutes walking around hospital every 2 hours as you just had huge operation c/section.. bring your own nurse to be there for fist day or 2.. 😉

  • Even i had ceserian delivery but in normal hospitals they dont treat in such way…
    This kind of behaviour is only given in private hospitals or in foreigns….

  • I was in sooo much pain after my cesarean, I don’t know which one was worse the labor pains or the pains from the cesarean my son was 7lbs 4oz and 20 inches. long.