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    @Cat74 Yes I have found that I am ok with potato, even hot chips (just not too many). Weetbix sends my levels high as well. My midwife also told me to start expressing at 36 weeks. My diabetes educator informed us that the midwives will push us to breast feed if the baby has low blood sugar even if there is nothing there to give. She said all it takes to get the sugar levels back to normal is 10ml of formula. Hmmm.

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    That's really interesting about the expressing. I certainly didn't have to do it with ds1 or dd, but then with them I was diet and considered "controlled" so they weren't even tested at birth. I've always had low supply and never expressed more than 30ml (after milk has come in) so I'd be surprised if I could get anything out!!


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    Thats what I'm worried about as I am the same with expressing.

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    I just went for my session at the breast feeding centre and they've given me syringes for the expressed colostrum, which I have to try to do 2-3 times a day...this is going to be an interesting experience...

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    @Cat74 did they say anything about expressing bring on labour? It's probably an old wives tale but I thought expressing was a form of natural induction? Not that I know of anyone that has said that brought it on.


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    @Goosey01, yep, they absolutely did mention about it potentially bringing on labour - my GD dr, the midwife that I see regularly and also the lactation consultant today. That's why they say you can't start to do it until 36 weeks, even if you've been leaking colostrum prior to that.

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    And are you meant to just do it manually or can you use a pump?


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    No, it's a manual process. You can't get enough out to make a pump worthwhile at this stage, and also the pump is more likely to induce labour (apparently) whereas by hand is a lot more gentle.

    And I loved the instructions, "if you feel any contractions make sure you stop expressing immediately". Yep, thanks for that!

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    I might have to give it a go to try and bring on labour! Hope you're getting something out! Anytime I tried manual expressing (before the birth - and I guess after also!) I never got more than a few drops, very tedious


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    @Goosey01, I only got a few drops out yesterday. I'm hoping flow will get better as I do it more. But if I can't bubba will just have to have formula instead...if it's even needed!


 

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