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Express for comfort, feed the foremilk?

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Kione Mon 20-Feb-17 09:01:40

My nearly 7 week old baby has been refusing the breast to the point that last night he didn't feed between 12am and 7. He kept crying if I held him falling sleep on the moses so we just left him. This morning I managed to feed him formula on his bouncy chair.
Anyway, my boobs were lumpy and sore so I expressed for comfort and got 3.5oz. from both breadts. It is watery milk and I am wondering if this is good to feed him? Or is it too watery? I will go to the baby clinic this afternoon but I often find other mums experience is better than health visitors advice!

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 20-Feb-17 10:23:29

Yes it's fine to feed him the milk. It's what he would have drunk if you'd have been able to feed him directly.

Kione Mon 20-Feb-17 16:22:52

But he would have got the fattier milk that comes later too, this way he only gets the watery stuff

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 20-Feb-17 17:20:12

Up to you I suppose, seems a shame to waste it. It's all calories whether from fat or not.

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