Hi everyone i'm very much determined to breastfeed, i've got diabetes and LO is likely to have some trouble with blood sugar levels at birth
I've put in my birth plan if he needs to be supplemented i would prefer him to be syringe fed or cup fed as opposed to bottles due to my first boy not latching last time (he was automatically bottle fed due to milk not coming in til day 6 which is quite common in diabetics)
My question is, if he is cup/syringe fed in hospital, how do i go about buying them once we get discharged if we are having trouble latching/supply at first? Do they give you them for free or are they available at chemists to buy?
I'm not sure about the syringes but I know Medela do cup feeders, I believe tommee tippee do also but not sure where these are sold. Perhaps your hospital would be able to supply you with some as well? Xx
We were given a couple of cups and syringes to bring home. We used them until day 8, when he latched on. We used loads of cups in the hospital though that were just thrown away. If we'd have known we'd need them for so long, we'd have kept them rather than let them be thrown.
Make sure to read up on the techniques, and be shown how to do them safely. Cup feeding is tricky with a floppy newborn. My husband and my mom were better at it than I was, mainly as I couldn't sit up straight after the c-section
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