Quoting applelove:" I need some help my LO is 11 months. We have choose to delay solids and extend our breastfeeding. It ... [snip!] ... to sleep in a tight bra that he can not get my boobs out with out waking me. Any ideas to help my baby with this hard day"
if he is 11 months old, I would start with a kind of sippy cup instead of a bottle. If you've never pumped before, then I don't know how much milk you'll get out, but you'll probably need a good 2 weeks to get enough stored for the time you can't nurse.
As for the night time feedings, it will probably be "easiest" if you can sleep in another room on the night(s) you can't nurse and have someone else care for the baby. Babies often do very well for someone else when mama isn't around, in cases like this. He might even sleep most of the night. However, if you're with him, he would most likely become frustrated and not understand why he can't nurse. Whereas with someone else, he can smell that they aren't you and therefore, don't have milk and might be satisfied with something else.
Also, make sure and double check that you really can't nurse. Oftentimes doctors are not fully informed regarding breastfeeding and just say not to nurse as a precaution, when sometimes you really can nurse right after the surgery.
What kind of surgery and what kind of meds will it be?
here is more info from kelly mom: