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Bumble01 Tue 05-Aug-08 19:14:17

Hello all,
my wife is expressing milk and bottle feeding our newborn. However she is worried that her milk supply (colustrum at this point) wont increse and keep up with demand. At the moment he drinks about 60ml every 2-3 hours.

Any suggestions or advice on how to keep things flowing?

We are doing lots of skin to skin, during feeding and at other times.

Bumble01 Tue 05-Aug-08 19:21:01

Hi all please reply to this topic: http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/1364/581170?rnd=1217960401845

, as I forgot to enter a title for this one:?

princesslina Tue 05-Aug-08 19:23:43

While is is colostrum it is more quality rather than quantity, when her milk comes in there will be a greater quantity and generally the more baby feeds (or in your wifes case she expresses) the more milk her body produces. There is no reason that her supply should drop. How is she expressing, some women find some pumps more effective and efficient than others.

Out of curiosity why expressing rather than breastfeeding?

Skin to Skin is fantastic so you are working along the right lines, hope that you are enjoying your new bundle of joy. COngratulations btw.

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