Ok fellow breastfeeders I have to have a colonoscopy on Wednesday which requires a day and a half of laxatives, no eating and some time pre-procedure with no fluids.
What's going to happen to my supply? Anyone been through this while breastfeeding? How worried should I be/how much should I pump just in case?
Note that I have a pretty massive supply (still soaking through breast pads after six months breastfeeding).
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13-12-2015 16:17 #1
Medical procedure when breastfeeding
13-12-2015 16:22 #2
I had one when DS was about 8 months old. No issues to supply or bf even with the prep. Just bf as normal, I pumped before the procedure just in case I needed it but ended up feeding him anyway as the sedatives are very short lasting. Keeping up fluids is important anyway but I was mindful of having more so I didn't dehydrate as as you need more fluids anyway while bf.
Shouldn't be any issues.
13-12-2015 16:25 #3
13-12-2015 16:30 #4
Yeah I just pumped one bottle in case DS needed it and I wasn't able to bf him, but we ended up freezing it as it wasn't needed. It's a fairly short procedure, you're usually in and out within 3 hours so unless he's feeding more often than that you should be fine, even without a bottle.
Good luck with it
14-12-2015 06:56 #5
Double check with your dr about breastfeeding and what anaesthetic they use and if there's a period of time you shouldn't breastfeed for.
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