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Has anyone done the sleeve while caring for a nine month old baby? I’m nervous I won’t be able to take care of her post surgery?

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While I haven’t cared for a baby while recovering, I’m not able to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds for several weeks post-op (and your incisions will let you know if you move wrong, even sneeze). You’ll also have low energy for a while but it’s manageable for most. My advice is if you have an offer of help with the baby, take it. Good luck!

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I have surgery scheduled for this Monday and have an 18 month old. I asked my sister to come for two weeks while I recover. I’m also planning to stay in a hotel for 2 nights right after surgery so I can rest and focus on healing. I hope you have some help for a few days as you aren’t able to lift anything over 10 lbs.

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The biggest issue will be fatigue. Hopefully baby still takes 2 naps a day, and if so, try to sleep when she sleeps!

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