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Is My Baby Getting Enough Colostrum
Yes: If your baby is nursing every 2-3 hours during the first few days after birth, they will get all the colostrum they need. Average is about 5 ml per feed on day one, 10 ml per feed on day 2 and 15 ml per feed on day 3 (about 1/2 oz).......This is just enough to keep up the baby's blood sugar and provides a lot of antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when frozen breastmilk is yellow? Its not colostrum as the donor I got it from baby is 4 months old. Is it safe to feed baby?
From the fat: The yellow color is from the fat content of the milk. Good breast milk has a high fat content, and it may separate out a bit when frozen, so there is a yellow looking part of the milk. It is not only safe, it is an excellent sample with lots of good milk fat for the baby to gain weight and grow brain cells with. Make sure you gently swirl the sample before feeding it to the baby to mix it ... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
29 weeks preg. When squeeze nipple sml amts of colostrum discharge. Does this mean i will be more likely to breastfeed my baby?
.: Due to pregnancy hormones you may start to have small amount of colostrum like fluid from breast. Does not predict the milk output after delivery. That has many factors controlling it. But good luck with the baby and feeding. If you have any questions on feeding after baby born check with ob/ peds/breast feed consultant. ...Read more
No: Actually stimulating the breast by pumping might cause you to start having uterine contractions. ...Read more
7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?
Body preparing: Congrats on baby number 3! your body has "been there, done that" before, and so knows a baby is soon to come and is now beginning to prepare for what happens after birth, including early milk production and toughing of the nipples. This time it recognizes the pattern, and so these type of changes occur earlier in subsequent pregnancies. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest to prepare for birth. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant but i'm still breastfeeding. Well I have colostrum fir the new baby or milk?
YES,YES: Probably for both to breast feedGet a more detailed answer ›
Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?
I plan on nursing my baby when she is born, however I am still nursing my first baby. Should i not let my 1st nurse while the colustrum is present?
Ok: There is no reason that I am aware of that colostrum is better than breast milk to a new born or vice versa.In fact if you are continuing to nurse your 1st, I am not sure there will be colostrum. ...Read more
Im 6months pregnant with my third baby and still have no colustrum. Does that mean I will have a weak milk supply?
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