Premies: Pumping

PUMPING MILK FOR A PREMATURE BABY

If your baby is not strong enough to feed at the breast, you can still give him your milk.  Begin to pump as soon after birth as you are able. Frequent pumping, every two to three hours, will mimic the frequency of a newborn’s feeding pattern, and bring in a good milk supply.

It will help if you can use a full-size, hospital-grade pump, with a double-pump kit; many NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) have these pumps available for use. Ask at your hospital.

Pumping both breasts at once will save you time. Save your colostrum, the first milk. This is the perfect first feed for your baby to have.

Premies: Breastfeeding

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WHEN BREAST ISN’T BEST: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS IN BREASTFEEDING

Any breastfeeding advocates who deal with new families must have a working knowledge of sexual abuse as well as a trauma-informed approach in order to effectively support breastfeeding families.

Learn how abuse can impact ability and desire to breastfeed, red flags that could indicate a history of sexual abuse and practical tools to support all families in a thoughtful way.

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