MissNaarah (1012.6 days ago) I had mine out almost the same time you did. And I had to pump for a couple days while I was on meds and he had a bottle for those couple days. But started right back up and we didn`t have any problems. And my recovery was fairly quick. I was back in the swing of things in only a few days. I was 18 and just had my first son. And have since had 2 more boys and 2 girls. We are expecting our last little boy in December at 32. Although I do get acid reflux pretty bad during pregnancy. Other than that it hasn`t bothered me much. Although I`d stay away from fast food for a while. Good luck.
Claire1987 (1013.2 days ago) So I had my consultation today and scheduled my surgery, I was told I can breast feed right after if I want, but it may make my son a little extra sleepy that`s about it, and I can have breastfeeding safe pain relief. They told me I might want to pump a little anyway because I might not be up to feeding him afterward. But thank you for your replies.
luvbugs (1013.5 days ago) I had mine out in march, and I too was done BF already. The only thing I think would hinder that would be the pain meds-do you make enough milk that you can pump and freeze so you have a supply? Also, you may be able to manage your stones to offput the surgery-making sure you eat no bad fats and animal meat (I lived on plain baked potatoes, avocados, and fruit before my surgery) There are some good websites about natural management of stones if you google it. Another thing, pain is different for everyone, so it may not be as bad as others describe it. For me, the scars were a bit larger than Kelsey describes hers (3 1 inch scars and a 2 1/2 inch one coming from my belly button) and I did not have near the pain she did-I had my surgery on Thursday, was up moving around and off the painkillers by Sunday and went back to work Monday. On recovery in the surgery center that also depends on where you are going-mine had my hubby and parents in the room when I woke up, didn`t make them wait for anything.
annas-momma (1013.6 days ago) I`m currently 36 weeks pregnant and have been having gall stone `attacks` for the last 2 weeks. I`ll be having mine removed as soon as I`m recovered from childbirth. I asked about breastfeeding, and I was told that to keep up my milk production I need to pump and dump for as long as I`m taking any medication. So before I go in for my surgery, I need to pump and store as MUCH as possible... the supplementing with formula is a possibility if I cannot produce enough to last while I cannot breastfeed. But no, I was told you cannot breastfeed right after surgery because of the anesthetics.
kelseyann (1014 days ago) I don`t know maybe the policy for the surgery center I was at! I kept asking for him to come back but they wouldn`t let him. I was so pissed!
Claire1987 (1014 days ago) No I`m not on any birth control. How come they wouldn`t let your husband in until the pain was managed? I`m not sure yet when it is, we have a consultation with the surgeon tomorrow, so I`ll find out then.
kelseyann (1014 days ago) Oops I meant day 1, 2 and 3 was the worst for pain!
kelseyann (1014 days ago) I had my gallbladder out almost a year ago and my baby was 11 months old and I was not breastfeeding. I was outpatient as most people now adays are I have a total of 4 small incision scars 1 in my belly button, 1 on my upper stomach and 2 by where the gallbladder was. The incisions are itty bitty. The actual surgery went pretty well and I would say day 2 and 3 was the worst as far as pain. Your dr will probably tell you not to lift anything over 10 lbs for the first couple weeks. I didn`t follow that though with a lo running around. I lived on percocet for probably a good week and a half and vicodin as needed after. My total recovery time was probably about 5 weeks. I took a month off of work for soreness and pain but you may not need that long if you are working. I am having some digestive problems now as a result of the surgery. See my poll asking advice about diet and digestive issues after the surgery. Out of curiousity are you currently taking the pill? I have heard some stuff recently that theres a coorelation between the pill yaz and gallbladder problems especially after having a baby. I wasn`t on yaz but I was and am currently on the pill. I can`t help but to wonder if theres a coorlation to the pill in general? I don`t think you should have trouble breastfeeding after the surgery but like I said the first few days you will be super sore and in pain I`m not going to sugar coat it. Even though you really don`t wan to maybe you can pump some breast milk and feed him with the bottle for the first few days. The day of the surgery you definitely won`t be able to do any breastfeeding. Your surgery will probably take 2 hours and your time in recovery may be hrs depending on how much pain you are in. I was in recovery for about 4 hours and they wouldn`t let my husband in until my pain was managed. When is your surgery?
Claire1987 (1014 days ago) So I ended up in the ER last night and found out I have gall stones and I have to have my gallbladder removed, so I`m wondering how many of you have had it removed, more specifically I`m looking for anyone who had it removed while breastfeeding, how did you feed your baby and such and did anything change after having the gallbladder removed?? My baby is 5 weeks old so I really don`t want to have to feed him formula, I would also prefer not to feed him a bottle, so did anyone still feed their baby after surgery??
Thank you in advance!