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how can i prepare my body for nursing if my baby is premature?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Keep pumping: Try to breast pump as soon as possible and for 5 minutes every 3 hours until your milk comes in. Try to express 6-8 times a day.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pump 5 times a day: After a premature delivery, the mom can pump her breasts 5 times a day to get the milk flowing. She can drink plenty of fluids, and try to stay relaxed. Being very anxious or worrying about not having enough milk may cause her to have less milk output.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pump, eat, sleep: Your premature baby will benefit so much from your milk when he/she is ready for food! pumping 8 times/day will help stimulate milk. Be sure to drink enough water to keep your urine pale, take your prenatal vitamins & eat healthy meals, get as much rest as possible, and spend quiet time with baby! put a pic of baby nearby when you pump if you can't see baby. When ready, do skin to skin contact.

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