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    Default Expressing colostrum prior to baby arriving?

    Have you done this?
    Is there any point?
    What do you use to store it?
    How long does it last in the freezer?

    This will be baby number three, and I've never bothered before. But I'm considering it this time as my boobs are leaking anyway.

    Any experiences/ opinions/ advice?


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    Best way to store it would be in syringes (without the needle obviously).
    I don't know how long it keeps frozen. I've never done it. There really isn't a huge point to doing it, unless there is a high chance your baby will be premature. It can't hurt though, I guess.
    Some people believe the nipple stimulation from expressing could send you into Pre-term labour, but I think the risk is really minimal.


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