Is breastfeeding after cesarean different than breastfeeding after vaginal birth?

How many birthing parents end up with a cesarean, anyway?

Have you wondered what would happen after you have a cesarean?

Learn all you need to know, plus fun statistics.

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Things we talked about:

1 in 3 births [3:54]

United States statistics (which state is highest?) [5:28]

World wide statistics (which country is highest?) [9:00]

WHO statement on cesarean rates [10:28]

Indications for cesarean [11:29]

Life saving reasons for cesarean [14:20]

Planned, unplanned and emergency [14:58]

C-sec and supplementing [19:58]

Birth plan [22:26]

Skin to skin [24:31]

Why breastfeeding after cesarean may be more difficult [29:38]

Today’s Shout Out is to King Yaa @queerbirthworker [19:12]

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