Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:26 pm
Post subject: expressing
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:43 pm
Can't say from experience as am currently at the same stage as you, wanting to express but not started yet. My health visitor said it is best to wait until at least 6 weeks before expressing, as that is when the milk situation is more established, don't know if I'll be waiting that long.
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:54 pm
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:54 pm
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:15 pm
I started expressing at almost 5 weeks (my lactation nurse said to wait 4) to prepare him for when I sadly go back to work. My guy has taken a bottle from both my husband and I. At first he was fussy, but with patience he took it and switches back and forth without any problems. Yesterday he drank his whole bottle that I gave him and wanted more, so I whipped out his best friend-lol and he didn't seem to notice!
I didn't express much at first-only 1 oz, and now I can get 3 pretty quickly. If your wee one is taking a long nap, that's a good time so you can express like it was a feeding.