Hi, I’m asking this on behalf of my friend. She had a 36 hour labour that ended in an emergency c-section. Her body isn’t healing properly, and therefore her milk hasn’t come in. To top it all off, her baby boy is now in NICU due to serious jaundice. So I was hoping you could all pray for her, and her LO. and give me any tips for helping your milk to come in?  Tia, any help would be much appreciated.

Posted by Lorraine 19/06/2013

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  • Warm showers can really help.



  • how is it going now?



  • A good way to help the milk come in is to express… hope everything turned out ok



  • How did it all turn out?



  • Good suggestions below – hope they helped.



  • Hot showers and massaging breasts while in the shower



  • I hope that your friend eventually got her milk



  • I hope things are going well for your friend and her bub, and hope that her milk came in.



  • I had to hv medication to make milk come in as I hemeraged



  • I had my c-section on a Monday and my milk came in by Thursday. Since I never went into labor (breech baby), they give you pitocin after having the baby to tell your body that the baby is out. My baby had no problems nursing and we never had to supplement her feedings.
    posted 10/31/2007 by agordon28

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    Unfortunately my milk never fully came in. My son was born at 12AM Fri (3 wks early due to a small placental abruption) We had to take him to the hospital Tue AM because he was so dehydrated. He dropped to 5.2 from 6.8. It was traumatic for me. I felt horrible. I pumped, but could never get more than 2oz per DAY and that was after trying EVERYTHING, even Domperadone!! It was such a loss for me to not be able to breastfeed (I stopped at 6 wks after pumping every 3 hrs) I was exhausted and mentally distressed over it all) I did my best. I am grateful that formula is available at least! My sweet little boy is now 11 months and no one would know that he wasn’t able to get much breastmilk :)
    posted 03/03/2009 by a BabyCenter Member

    4 out of 4 found this helpful
    It took 5 days for my milk to come in after my c section.
    posted 12/21/2007 by andrea&james

    2 out of 2 found this helpful
    My milk came in less than 48 hours after c-section delivery (no labor), but it was also my second child. The nurses in the hospital didn’t believe that my milk had come in that fast. I was getting engorged fast. I finally got a hold of breast pump and showed them that I was actually making milk and suddenly they changed their tune. I have an overabundant supply with little effort. Apparently, I am a freak of nature, but many babies benefit from my supply.
    posted 05/29/2012 by 1976smcc

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    I had an emergency C-Section on 12/14/12. I pumped that day, but only some dark stuff came out. The next day, I pumped maybe 20ml. The two days after that, about 50ml each day. Then, over the next two days, 300ml +. The nurses were extremely surprised that I started so early and was able to get so much. After an emergency c-section at 25 weeks, I’m glad something went right!
    posted 12/19/2012 by KikuyuMom

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    My milk was in by day 3 with a planned c-section, and I was in ICU for 14 hrs, I am due in 4 wks and I already have Colostrum in, so I don’t for see this planned c-section being a problem either! ;) thanks for the advice it is nice to see other moms in the same boat
    posted 04/12/2012 by MistiMyers06

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    I was wondering this same thing!! My first baby i did go into labor but due to crowning we had a c section. then we had complications (abo incompatibility) so she had to be shipped to another hospital with in the first 24 hours. I was only able to feed her once in 72 hours. I pumped when i wasnt able to be with her every 2 hours. my milk never came in. I felt like it was my fault and that i was letting my baby down. Now i am 20 weeks and i am having a planned c-section. I am worried that it will happen again.
    posted 10/03/2010 by Judy dunn

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    My milk came in on the third day, which the nurse told me was right on schedule. I had a planned c-section (breech baby), but I don’t recall that I was given pitocin.
    posted 09/15/2009 by grretchen

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    the lactation consultant at the hospital told my DD not to brag to the other babies in the nursery becouse I had my milk in when she arrived for work ( my DD was born at 11pm the night before)
    posted 01/04/2008 by mama516



  • Tell her to try massage her boob and just get bub to suck, bubby should bring her milk down :-)



  • Ginger helped me so much. i was practically overflowing. ginger tea, ginger bath, ginger meals…



  • It’s all got to do with the nurturing hormones – stressing about it is unfortunately working against her!



  • Massage in a warm bath is one of the things I was told



  • Easier said than done I know, but try to get her to say as calm as possible. Lots of skin to skin with bubby, and putting him to the breast as often as possible. As others have mentioned, there is medication that can help also, so that’s something for her to discuss with her health care provider.


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