How long after giving birth naturally until I can get a gastric sleeve. I'm planning on breastfeeding.

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How long after Breastfeeding can I get a sleeve gastrectomy?

If you are planning in giving birth and breastfeeding for a period of 4 to 6 months I would suggest you look into the sleeve after this time. You can get surgery sooner but medications are given during anesthesia and a prescription for meds to go home with that a concentration of these may go to the baby if breastfeeding. So why not wait until you are done with this phase and then look into weight loss surgery.

I hope this helps. 

Dr. Alvarez


Mexico Bariatric Surgeon
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