Hey I just wanted some tips from anyone who hand expressed during end of pregnancy. I found the first week of bf very hard last time and found my milk didn't properly come in until about 5-6 days. This time i thought it might be useful to have some spare milk in case I have probs again and I can supplement baby a bit at the beginning if needed. (Also I might be having elective c section so might take longer for milk to come in).
My questions are :-
Do you just use 1 ml syringes or can you collect a few days into a larger syringe/container?
Do you then freeze them?
When you go into labour and hospital do you give the milk to midwives to put in freezer or just let it defrost?
Also did anyone manage to express much or is it not worth trying?