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I would avoid it if possible, formula (thats not needed) can cause havoc on their gut. Iwould try to express one extra feed, JIC its needed. Often babies wont feed much when they are used to being breastfed and will wait till your back if possible, so you prob wont need it anyway.
Give your mum some info on formula and whats in it, and why BM is what babes are ment to have, hopefully she will understand.
Of course if she gets stuck with no milk she can always nip down to the supermarket and buy a single sachet if its needed


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Hi Ladies. I hope some of you second time mummies can answer a wee breastfeeding question I have. Due to have number 2 in 9 weeks so the countdown is on!

With my first birth two days after the bf advisor realised that i hadnt yet started producing colostrum so my baby was starving, I was put on pumps and later that night the colostrum came in, I had to keep pumping and eventually two more days later the milk came in. I know its normal for milk to take a few days but i always thought thats what the colostrum was for to kind of "get them through" until the milk.

I have been told by a couple of friends to start expressing about 36 weeks just once a day jsut until i can see the colostrum just so what when bubs arrives he only needs to do a few sucks to start getting the reward....

What do you think? Have any of you done this or had similar situations? The nurses had to give my first born a milk substitute via a seringe on night 2 as he was needing something, I was devistated that his first feed wasnt from me so want to avoid having the "no colostrum" thing again this time.

And advice would be much appreciated xxxx
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Hello,

I strongly recommend that you don't start expressing, hand or using a pump at all before baby is born. Any nipple stimulation from expressing could cause you to go into preterm labour.

If no colostrum is being produced, baby can still latch to stimulate the milk to come in and baby does have enough stores to last for a while.

All the best
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Originally posted by Grifanz Grifanz wrote:

Hello,

I strongly recommend that you don't start expressing, hand or using a pump at all before baby is born. Any nipple stimulation from expressing could cause you to go into preterm labour.

If no colostrum is being produced, baby can still latch to stimulate the milk to come in and baby does have enough stores to last for a while.

All the best
No, colostrum harvesting/pre birth nipple stimulation is fine (otherwise you would never hear of anything like tandem feeding). This is my second pregnancy where I've started colostrum harvesting, 10 mins per night, a combination of Marmet Method (on youtube there is a tutorial) and electric breast pump. I thoroughly recommend it for Gestational Diabetes mums like myself, especially if baby is going to possibly have wonky blood sugars after birth and need that bit extra.
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Hi everyone! My situation is that I have a 18 month old and a % month old. My partner goes to work all day so I do all the house work and everything the girls. I had to put my youngest on formula because I'm only making enough milk for a short feed in the middle of the night. I hate not being able to feed my baby and it's really getting me down. Does anyone one have any suhestions on what I can do to build up my supply? I'm really tired because Madelyn doesn't sleep through yet, Is it because I'm just worn out?
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Breastfeeding is best to prevent the illness, allergic conditions and the childhood diabetes to babies. Breast milk is particular much essential for the development of babies brains. So, It is convenient.
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Bealaa I take blessed thistle and fenugreek (spelling) and I really think this helped my volume and quality!

Also I was told by ALL midwives (I was on the maternity ward for over a week pre-birth) and two lactation consultants that any nipple stimulation for harvesting could induce labour. They do not recommend it at all before 36 weeks
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Re Nipple stimulation be very careful i thought it would be fun to have a play with my shiny new breast pump at 34 weeks and caused my self to have two big painful contractions, got in big trouble from my midwife who told me to leave it alone til i was ready to have a baby lol....
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That is really interesting as i had to start colostrum harvesting at 34 weeks due to Gestational Diabetes, on recommendation of the diabetic midwives at CHC Women's. I managed to get off 12mls, I was really grateful for this because i ended up having her at 36 weeks, 5 days due to pre eclampsia and baby was in the lower 5th percentile. Bubs has never ever had anything but my breast milk and my milk was down within 18 hours after she was born.
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All have shared very good helpful stuff. :)
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There are lots of valuable tips in this thread about breastfeeding. But, I prefer to use manual breast pumps.The process of extracting and storing milk in it is easier than the traditional method. So, this era mothers should use it to feed their baby.
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I have a nice experience of increasing my low milk supply when baby was just three months old. A friend suggested a natural remedy that was healthy nursing tea. I was producing maximum 2 oz per session but after three days of this tea, I increased from 2 to 4 oz and in coming days, it went up to 6 oz a session.
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Top 10 Tips for Boosting Your Breast Milk Supply

1. Nurse, Nurse, Nurse
   -The more your little one nurses, the more milk your body will create.
2. Pump After Nursing
   -Even if you’re going to be a stay-at-home mom, pumping after nursing   will help boost your production and give you some milk to have on hand if you want to take a nap or go out for a quick breather.
3. Check the Latch
   Without a proper latch it’s impossible for baby to entirely drain your breast.
4. Switch Sides
   -Make sure baby nurses from both breasts during each nursing session.
5. Lose the Binky
   Any time that your baby spends sucking on a pacifier is time lost on stimulating your milk production.
6. Check in with a Lactation Consultant
7. Wear the Right Bra
8. Eat Oatmeal
    -Oats are a milk-making miracle food.
9. Avoid Hormonal Birth Control
10. Go on Vacation
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I had an anxiety about breastfeeding too. I know that breastfeeding is the right thing to do but it involves having patience, tolerance for pain, and attention.

I remember when I first had watery breastmilk. I was hesitant to feed my baby and had to consult my doctor early the next day. After that (I still had doubts), I had to consult my mom and my other friends who also breastfed just to be sure. It turns out it is quite normal and safe for babies to consume.

Reading this article about watery breast milk will help ease your worries.
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If you need help with breastfeeding you can take help and instructions from newborn care guidelines program, this is the perfect guide I must say.
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Need help with breastfeeding, join Abudo newborn care guidelines program, they have the perfect guidelines.
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