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Whether it's your first time or you’ve done it all before, no one can predict what breastfeeding will be like.
Thats it basically, if I give a bottle of EBM for DH to give do I then need to express that feed that I've missed in order to keep up with supply? DS is five weeks and is EBF.
At five weeks, I would say yes, express to keep your supply up.I'm no expert, but I'm sure one will be along soon
I did, religiously, and supply was great until ds self-weaned at 8m.
Yes, at that age you really do need to. It should be as close to the missed feed as possible really.
sorry to gatecrash but i am wondering if should do the same with a 16 week old?
I thought as much, thanks for that.
When does supply become established btw?
i think somewhere around 10 weeks maybe? though am first timer and no expert! i think i missed expressing when have given a bottle on a few occassions since 10 weeks and don't think it has affected supply... but maybe someone with greater expertese will advise otherwise
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