I had my baby boy prematurely at 32 weeks last Thursday - he’s doing amazingly well in the baby unit in hospital and I’ve been attached to the pump every 3 hours.
This is my first and so have never breast fed before, and also never got to my breastfeeding class as he was in too much of a hurry! I literally know nothing 😬
I started hand expressing about 3 hours after birth and by Saturday evening I was ready to start pumping.
Pumping has been going really well, I’ve borrowed the hospital Medela machine after using single medela swing and the amounts of colostrum I’m getting are great (anywhere between 90ml - 220ml over the course of yesterday. I’m currently pumping at 3,6,9,12 and with the hospital double pump and this is working well.
My main question is when will the milk come in? I’m still just getting the yellow colostrum at the moment, looks like banana milkshake although lots of it! I’m on day 5 now so thinking it should be imminent? Will I start to notice it change to white? Does anything else happen in between? I have no idea what to expect but have read thy it should have come in by now.
What can I expect from exclusively pumping? Any tips and hints and routines that have worked for you would be much appreciated at this point!
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Exclusively pumping for preemie - Day 5 help!
klaw87 · 21/11/2017 09:03
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