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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 16:25 PM   1
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Feeling proud of myself...


I am feeling super pleased this morning and its not really something I can tell many people but you ladies will get it.

With having GD this time around I was told to start hand expressing colostrum from 36 weeks to try and have some available for her if needed to stabilize blood sugars. I had to do this when my son was born and got next to nothing so he was given formula for a few days, and then was forced to give my daughter formula a few hours after birth as I didn't have enough coming out when she fed.

I started yesterday and already have 1ml in the freezer!

I have 14 days till C-Section so at this rate could have 6-7mls waiting for her which is probably more than needed but it wont go to waste!



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 17:26 PM   2
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Ah that's FABULOUS waiting!!

I thought I'd express and collect colostrum but I stopped leaking last week. I can kinda get some drops out but nothing like 34-36 weeks.

Baby gonna be well fed.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 17:35 PM   3
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Baby already a fatty lol

Oh - hope I don't dry out after this week! I was really surprised to find something came out at all when i first tried and once started it came quite easily.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 17:46 PM   4
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I figured I'd be a fountain these last 2 weeks, but I guess the hormones were highest during 34-36 for me. Was weird.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 17:55 PM   5
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Yeah I would just assume it gets more from here not less! Will see how I go, will get what I can whilst the going is good this week in case I dry up too!



 
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