Yes, it can be done! If you’re having a scheduled Cesarean birth, you can schedule a prenatal appointment with a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to discuss your concerns and get advice on how to start off the best way possible. And it’s a good idea to have a home visit with an IBCLC after you and your newborn are home from the hospital. I almost always recommend gentle bodywork (Craniosacral Therapy or Chiropractic care) for the baby after a Cesarean since that type of birth can put a lot of unexpected strain on your little one’s body (see this blog post for videos). However you give birth, just know that you and your baby, with some extra support if necessary, CAN breastfeed!

Kellymom.com has a good article on what to expect and how to prepare: http://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/newborn-concerns/c-section/