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Do I need to express the feed I miss?

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HermyaTheRedNosedReindeer Thu 02-Dec-10 15:39:22

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.

RJandA Thu 02-Dec-10 16:08:05

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 smile

FrumpyPumpy Thu 02-Dec-10 16:09:30

I did, religiously, and supply was great until ds self-weaned at 8m.

ProcrastinationEatsTime Thu 02-Dec-10 16:12:38

Yes, at that age you really do need to. It should be as close to the missed feed as possible really.

mamabgood Thu 02-Dec-10 16:21:05

sorry to gatecrash but i am wondering if should do the same with a 16 week old?

HermyaTheRedNosedReindeer Thu 02-Dec-10 16:22:04

I thought as much, thanks for that.

HermyaTheRedNosedReindeer Thu 02-Dec-10 16:27:09

When does supply become established btw?

mamabgood Thu 02-Dec-10 17:24:01

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 confused

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