Quoting Chels :3:" Thank you this is all advice I definitely need especially the pillow thing I was wondering how to go ... [snip!] ... this is worse with this kind of thing so I'll definitely be doing this. And how did breastfeeding go while being on narcotics?"
Breastfeeding was a breeze for me.
One warning though is to try not to breastfeed in a spot where you're more inclined to fall into a deep sleep. While taking the pain meds I slept in a recliner because I would often doze through feeds and it made me more receptive to any movements. I cosleep normally, but you just can't really safely cosleep under the influence of narcotics. Luckily I did so much dozing in the first week that I really didn't need a solid block of sleep.
Definitely sleep when baby sleeps. It may be hard at first, but you'll thank yourself in the long run. If you can't fall asleep at least relax, chill out and give your body a break. Physically, your body is going to be under ten times the amount of pressure recovering from surgery and keeping up with the demand of a nursing infant.