I am going to have a short surgery in a few weeks. I will be under general anesthesia for about 30 min. The hospital said not to breast feed for 24 hours after. I will pump ahead of time and have a supply ready. My son is eleven months old so he is eating food too.
However, I have read that you can resume breastfeeding 4 hours after surgery. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can you suggest any reading to support one position or another?
PS the nurse seemed to think i should wean altogether because he was almost 12 months. No way. Neither of us are ready for that yet.