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2 years ago

Help with my milk coming in?

Hello! My wee man and first baby was delivered at 35+5 yesterday via semi-elective c section! As such, I’ve had zero luck expressing anything for him up in recovery - I’ve been setting my alarm to go off every 2 hours during the night and attempting both hand and machine expressing! I tried some skin-to-skin contact yesterday and today but still nothing! Am I being too hard on myself and does it just take time sometimes? Any advice on expressing would be hugely appreciated 💕
Help with my milk coming in?

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Oshawa, Ontario, CA
2 years ago

Give us an update...Did you milk come in and how is little one doing?

2 replies

2 years ago

Update! Wee Harris is doing as well as he can be - still getting some support for his lungs but no more drips! I’ve been successfully expressing quite a bit of colostrum the past couple days so hopefully my milk isn’t too far behind! Thank you so so so so much to everyone for their advice and kind words! 💕💕

Oshawa, Ontario, CA
2 years ago

Okay glad to hear baby is doing well! Please take care of yourself love so you can heal up. ❤

2 years ago

My milk took 3 days to come in and I had a vaginal birth so give yourself some time and try not to worry about it (I realise this is incredibly hard, I was so worried and stressed in those first few days) it will come in and its such a good feeling when you see those bottles filling up on your pump! keep up the pumping to simulate your glands every 3 hours should be ok, make sure you are getting some sleep and eating and drinking. Congratulations on your wee man, hope you get him home soon xx

2 years ago

It's OK if it takes a few days for your milk to come in. Drink lots of fluid. If your concerned about your baby eating and you don't see your producing colostrum, you can ask the nurse for some donor milk or formula and have your baby get a little of that. My first c section i was giving my daughter donor milk on day 3 and until I was producing enough milk. They don't drink or need a lot yet, but I felt better knowing she was getting some milk in her.

2 years ago

Mine came in on day 3. The nurse did let me borrow a pump to pump out some colostrum and we used a syringe to feed it to the baby. I think because I pumped on day 1 and 2, when my milk finally did come in on day 3...it came in with a vengeance. Too much, my breast hurt.

Calgary, Alberta, CA
2 years ago

It came immediately for me HOWEVER I think it normally takes a few days at the very least (I had a c section at 28 weeks). Just keep trying! You could also ask to speak with a lactation specialist when you’re at the NICU (If you are). Congratulations!

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