Congrats km look forward to seeing pics though mason was little he was 49cm when born with very long fingers n toes also. Hope she starts feeding well I've been very fortunate with mason loving the boob he did have a lil formula when he was born which helped him heaps
Quick question to mummies I have no signs of milk as yet and I do want to try little miss on the boob what happens if I do t have milk till after she's born I know formula is the fill I but is it hard to swap to boob once milk is in ???
Hi Mrs S, I didn't have any colostrum till after Bray was born, then it came through. Usually your milk will not come in until 2-4 days afterwards so don't stress. It will happen when your little miss enters the world.
Don't worry that you can't see or express milk before bub is born. Use the first day or so after birth to practice the latch (you will have colostrum after the birth) and then your milk will come. This is partly why babies lose a bit of weight after birth.
I personally would not recommend formula in the first few days if you plan on breast feeding exclusively (an not at all for the first 2 months actually while you are establishing supply - if you can avoid it). While some do (and each to their own - I am not knocking anyone's choices) often the consequences (like birth intervention - for some not all) cascade and if you don't establish your milk supply adequately because you are comp feeding it can cause difficulty - leading to the feeling that you cant bf and then onto exclusively formula feed etc. also formula feeding can cause nipple confusion, change the flora of a newborns gut (which assists with disease immunity) and as mentioned affect establishment of supply. I would recommend talking to a midwife or lactation consultant before you decide to give baby formula - IF breast feeding is your preferred option! Sorry for the ramble, there is lots of research on this, I don't want to make it sound although formula is evil! Its fine if thats wht you decode, but can e detrimental if you want to BF. Just pays to be informed. Ps: my milk came in on day 3. Good luck!
The colostrum even though there isn't much of it at a time is higher in energy than breast milk and that's why lil bubbas need less of it than the milk.
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You will be fine. i had no signs of milk before delivery either.
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