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Hello there. My son was 14+ months old when I had my VSG. I'm 18months post-op and he still nurses. We had zero issues. He was eating solids but still got a good source of his nutrition from me. Don't let anyone tell you that it's not possible. Wrong! Obviously, you must make sure you get adequate hydration/nutrition. Go up to the search feature and type in wls and breastfeeding. There was a lady who had bf'ing twins when she had wls. Good luck!
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1. Nursing mothers cannot breastfeed if they have had X-rays.
Not true! Regular X-rays such as a chest X-ray or dental X-rays do not affect the milk or the baby and the mother may nurse without concern. Mammogramsare harder to read when the mother is lactating, but can be done and the mother should not stop breastfeeding just to get this done. There are other ways of investigating a breast lump. Newer imaging methods such as CT scan and MRI scans are of no concern, even if contrast is used. And special X-rays using contrast media? As long as no radioactive isotope is used there is no concern and the mother should not stop even for one feed. Herein are included studies such as intravenous pyelogram, lymphangiogram, venogram, arteriogram, myelogram etc. What about studies using radioactive nucleotides (bone scans, lung scans, etc.)? The baby will get a little radioactive nucleotide. However, as we often do these very same tests on children, even small babies, and the potential loss of benefits if the mother stops breastfeeding are considerable, the mother should continue breastfeeding. The exception is the thyroid scan. This test must be avoided in breastfeeding mothers. There are many ways of evaluating the thyroid, and only very occasionally does a thyroid scan truly have to be done. Check first before taking the radioactive iodine, the test can wait until you know for sure. In many cases where the scan must be done, it can be put off for several months." end quote
Dr Jack Newman is a renowned breastfeeding expert, you can email him personally here and ask him his opinion on WLS while breasttfeeding http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/contact.php
My concerns would be your health, you would need to be especially vigilant about nutrition and vitamins, discuss plan with bariatric nutritionist, your body will make milk but if you are lacking it will take from you making you feel run down. Also id ask about ketones from rapid weight loss entering into breastmilk and if they are safe for your baby, I can not find much updated info on that so that's definitely a question for Dr, Newman.