International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Anaesthesiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


A Comparative Study of Early Versus Delayed Postoperative Oral Feeding in Women Undergoing Cesarean Section under Regional Anaesthesia

Virendra Malav [2] | Kapil Sharma [3] | Ashwini Nagar [3] | Rajan Nanda [6]


Abstract: Introduction: This study was aim to analyze the impact of early postoperative oral feeding as compared to conventional delayed feeding on maternal satisfaction, duration of hospital stay, comparing the efficacy and side effects in patients with LSCS under regional anaesthesia. Material and Methods: This study was carried out with 120 patients undergoing LSCS under spinal anaesthesia. Two groups of 60 patients each. Early feeding group patients were given oral feeding after 2 hours of surgery starting with 150 ml of water. Delay feeding group patients were given oral feeding after 10 hrs starting with 150 ml of water. Their flatus, bowel movement, full ambulation time, hospital stay duration and side effects were noticed. Results: Early feeding group had early onset of bowel activity with less IV fluid demand, less hospital stay, early mobilization, less degree of postop pain with less side effects. Conclusion: Early feeding is found better in terms of early return of bowel activity, early ambulation, reduced demand of iv fluids, less post - operative pain, less need of post - operative analgesia associated with decreased duration of hospital stay. Thus, early feeding in post - operative period in cesarean section patients is better than conventional delayed feeding.


Keywords: LSCS, Early Feeding, Early Ambulation


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 371 - 374


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