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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the replies and advice. Will keep at it and hopefully end up with enough to keep her out of SCN.

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    Did you manage to collect the few drops? You are hand expressing right? Not using a pump?
    Keep at it. You will notice an increase as you get better at it and as you get closer to term. Also I have found that the amount of colostrum increases a fair bit if spontaneous labour is close. Keep in mind you can express in early labour (or anytime in labour) too. Good luck. X

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    I was in your exact situation earlier this year. I wasn't able to express very much at all on my own but I was admitted into hospital 2 days before my caesarean to have steroid shots and whilst there the midwives managed to express so much, syringes full, I was amazed. Maybe see if the midwives can help you when you get to the hospital, even if they can get 1 or 2 syringes full it's all helps. Good luck!

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    I did for the 3 weeks leading up to DS birth as he was coming 3wka early and my nipples are huge.
    I was getting 6ml a day and filling 2 3ml syringes that you can get from the chemist. We only used a small portion of the syringes though not all of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    Did you manage to collect the few drops? You are hand expressing right? Not using a pump?
    Keep at it. You will notice an increase as you get better at it and as you get closer to term. Also I have found that the amount of colostrum increases a fair bit if spontaneous labour is close. Keep in mind you can express in early labour (or anytime in labour) too. Good luck. X
    Yep, managed to collect the few drops even though they seem worthless. I did hand express after a hot shower and massaging my breasts. I am 37+3. Thanks for your advice

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