Perspective - Case Reports in Surgery and Invasive Procedures (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
The impact of cesarean section on breastfeeding and mother-infant bonding.
Early initiation of breast feeding has great importance for both mothers and newborns. Cesarean deliveries may affect timing of breastfeeding initiation, establishment of milk supply and infant breastfeeding interest compared to vaginal deliveries. Cesarean delivery adversely affects the initiation of breast feeding. Cesarean delivery, unplanned pregnancy, and being primiparous, were associated with late initiation of breastfeeding. Women between the ages of 20-34 years of age had a reduced chance of late initiation of breastfeeding. Providing counselling regarding the strategy and importance of early initiation of breast feeding, could have crucial importance for the mother and her newborn.Author(s): Shlomi Takashi