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Can I start breast feeding at four days

(7 Posts)
Princess9891 Sat 10-Feb-18 23:17:12

Stressful start she had to go neonatal I couldn't express...now milk coming in and despite being formula fed till now is rooting around. I've took my top off as leaking milk everywhere but she seems to struggle to lock on so to speak. What can I do?

liltingleaf Sat 10-Feb-18 23:18:53

Speak to HCPs looking after you. They should help with any latching issues.

fizzicles Sat 10-Feb-18 23:21:16

I'm sure you can start if you want to. There are some helpful videos here: www.nhs.uk/start4life/breastfeeding-videos

fizzicles Sat 10-Feb-18 23:22:24

Are you in hospital still or home already? Midwives should help if you're still in – can you buzz for someone?

Hoolahoophop Sat 10-Feb-18 23:33:45

Should be possible. We had a difficult start and baby didn't breastfeed until 5 weeks, though it was tube before that not bottle. I haven't used them myself but have heard great things about this organisation www.laleche.org.uk and there is great support on the facebook group breastfeeding younger babies and beyond.

As other have said your hcp should be able to help too.

Good luck.

Princess9891 Sun 11-Feb-18 00:02:25

Am home

Dairymilkmuncher Sun 11-Feb-18 00:11:40

I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure you can and there are ways and experts out there that will help you. I know there is a few Facebook groups with people with loads of tips I was recommended ukbaps and local nct? Also I think there are phone lines you can call for support.

Loads of skin to skin contact and expressing between feeds and keeping hydrated. Good luck

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