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Taking milk to hospitle?

(5 Posts)
candr Sun 14-Aug-11 20:20:40

I am hoping to BF but am I expected to take some milk (powder or carton) and bottle as a back up or will they provide this if needed till I can send DH to shop. Hope it is not needed but just in case...

AKMD Sun 14-Aug-11 20:23:46

They should provide this if needed but it's a question to ask your MW as all hospitals have different policies.

Crosshair Sun 14-Aug-11 21:02:45

My hospital you have to take your own in. Agree with the above to ask your MW or post the name of the hospital here and hopefully someone will know. smile

EDD24may Sun 14-Aug-11 21:20:57

Don't take it.best to try breast if that's what you want.they will have emergency milk but also an expressing pump if that's needed. Breast feeding is hard work at start so might be best not to have formula in bag as too tempting.baby only has stomach size of mini egg at start so really doesn't need much. The midwives should help lots with getting you feeding.Gods luck! X

IssyStark Sun 14-Aug-11 21:41:32

I completely agree with EDD24. If you want to breastfed then don't have formula to hand. You should get lots of help to breastfed in hospital if you ask - it is something both you and baby have to learn, don't expect it to be like falling off a log, but it is worth it. My first 7 weeks were not brilliant but then it suddenly clicked and we never looked back.

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