Hi, I just had a csection 4 weeks ago and I wanted to to start taking the Dr. Schulze formula one jut so I can use the restroom. I am not brestfeeding. So my quetion is has anyone ever took the number ones after a csection before and is it okay to do?
"To be born is also to enter the world of microbes. At the very time when the baby is getting out of the mother's body, its digestive tract and all its mucous membranes are germ-free. Some hours later, there will be billions of germs in its nose, in its mouth and in its gut. The main question is 'which germs will be the first to colonize the baby's body?'..............from a bacteriological point of view, there is an inherent and fundamental difference between a vaginal birth and a caeserean birth. The human mammal had been programmed to enter the world via an orifice situated close to the maternal anus. This is a sort of guarantee that the newborn baby - particularly her digestive tract - will be immediately contaminated by a great variety of friendly germs carried by her mother. The baby born by caeserean......born in the sterile environment of operating room....is more likely to first meet the microbes that are in the air of a high-tech hospital and those that are transferred by the nursing staff.........the gut flora of a caeserean born is different from what it would be after a birth in physiological conditions........The way human beings establish their gut flora during the hours following birth is a serious issue......It is not yet well understood that the enormous gut flora (weighing up to 2 kg) is an aspect of the personality of a human being...." pp58-60
Entering the World
Zinc and Health(co-author)
Water and Sexuality
The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding
We Are All Water Babies (co-author)
The Scientification of Love
The Farmer and the Obstetrician
Genese de l'homme Ecologique
Les acides gras essentials
"Most women who had a caeserean before 1980 did not breastfeed. According to a British evaluation, a mere 2% of caeserean mothers breastfed their baby in 1975........Today, in many countries, most mothers breastfeed after a caeserean." p.70
Thanks for your post and the amazing report on your son. If he was delivered at 4:30 am,it sounds like you were already in labor. Your baby would have gotten exposure to oxytocin (one of the important bonding hormones) with your contractions that non-labor c-section babies do not get. He would have also gotten this in breast milk.
There seem to be some differences between how the baby is affected by non-labor c-section versus labor c-section. These differences are addressed in some of the books previously quoted from as well as links posted. The information is there for interested parties. And the savvy, intuitive, loving parent is probably going to be able to more than meet the needs of any baby who had less than an "ideal" birth.
This forum is so not about any guilt, powerlessness, failure or any other emotion a mother may harbor after a c-section, unless, of course, any unprocessed emotions surrounding this procedure adversely affect the mother-child bond. There is plenty of information out there,as well as support these days for the moms.
This forum is more about the individuals whose amygdalas (fright/flight center of brain) did not get saturated with oxytocin around the time of their birth/delivery, as nature intended, and did not have this lack made up for in other ways, i.e., breastfeeding and loving, attentive parents with good parenting skills.
"I'd like to see some statistics on the number of teens in trouble who are cesarean. I can see that being misunderstood for a whole lifetime can lead to trouble."
"She will come now and ask about boundaries. After a situation we will talk about where it would have been better if she had stopped. Most vaginally born people would have an automatic sense. She has to learn when to lay off. Vaginally born people don't always lay off, but they pick their battles. She has to learn that."