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redcaryellowcar Fri 21-Feb-14 23:16:38

ds was born at 36 weeks and whisked off to scbu, had low blood sugar etc, and my milk took five days to come in and i was hand expressing and pumping to very little yield.
Dc2 due in a couple of weeks, so on advice of hv i am trying to hand express some colostrum into 1ml syringes, problem is i am only getting two or three drops from each session, so at the end of session 3, i have around 0.15ml of colustrum.
Please could someone advise on how often i should be trying, if there is a special technique for extracting colustrum, as i, managed fine hand expressing for ds but never had much succes with colustrum.
Any hints tips etc very welcome?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Feb-14 20:23:07

No idea sorry but have you spoken to a BFC? Have you got the helpline numbers or can get to a Bfing Support Group?

redcaryellowcar Sat 22-Feb-14 21:28:18

i went to a great bf support group when ds was small, hadn't thought to go along ahead of this one arriving, might pop along next week and ask bfc.
thank you for the suggestion!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 24-Feb-14 09:36:17

Good luck smile

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