A 26-year-old female asked:
I'm a breastfeeding mom. i am going to have my gallbladder removed. i'm wondering how soon can i breastfeed after the surgery?
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Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Very soon: You should check with the anesthesiologist how long the anesthetic drugs should take to clear out of your body but you should probably be able to breastfeed within a few days, and if the anesthesiologist is concerned about drug levels for those few days, you can "pump and dump" so your milk supply does not decrease during that time.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2014
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