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How does a c-section affect the baby?

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Birth by cesarean increases the risk for breathing problems.Contractions of labor help to prepare the baby’s lungs for respiration at birth.A scheduled cesarean (without labor) is more likely to make it more difficult for the baby to initially breathe on her own.
A cesarean birth makes it more difficult for mothers to initiate and establish breastfeeding.The use of medications during labor and cesarean birth have a negative effect on breastfeeding, so does the separation of mother and baby after birth and during the hospital stay.

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How does a c-section affect the baby?
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