Important info I think for people planning their birth.
Also says breastfeeding problems more likely to occur after c-sec.
NOTE - if your c-section is unavoidable for medical or personal reasons, then I hope you can take this info and be aware of the potential for issues, maybe there's some way to mitigate the risks or at least be on alert for the types of infections
BABIES born by caesarean are much more likely to be admitted to hospital with gastrointestinal disease or chest infections in their first year of life than those born naturally, a study of NSW births has found. The babies were 22 per cent to 26 per cent more likely to be hospitalised with gastrointestinal disease and about 12 per cent more likely to be admitted with bronchiolitis, a type of chest infection, the researchers, from the Kolling institute at Royal North Shore Hospital, found
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