How much milk should i take to the hospital?

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  1. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    I've bought the lil cartons to take to the hospital, how many do i need to put in babies bag?
     
  2. suzanne108

    suzanne108 Well-Known Member

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    Does your hospital deffo not provide it? I was worried about this too then found out they supply a variety with bottles :) xx
     
  3. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    Yes, normally your hospital will provide any formula that you need - check with them.

    QT
     
  4. 2bananas

    2bananas Mummy of 2

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    Well once the carton is open i believe you have to discard it - from what i remember. Baring in mind your bub will only be taking about 2oz at a time to start with you will end up needing quite a few if you are in a couple of days (although i think if it is used up straight into serilised bottles then this is ok for 24 hours refridgerated?? - what does it say about usage instructions after opening?

    Sorry - they supplied me with ready bottles in hospital so im not 100%


    have you considered these

    https://www.ocado.com/webshop/produ...x-100ml-Milk-Bottles--12-x-NUK-Teats/38418011

    x
     
  5. glong88

    glong88 Mummy to 2 boys and a princess

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    Im sure they provide these at the hospital
     
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    jmac Well-Known Member

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    Our hospital doesn't provide anything other than cold water steriliser. You have to take your own formula and bottles.
     
  7. Kota

    Kota Mum and Preg!

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    it completely depends on your hospital, I know mine doesn't supply ANYTHING unless it is medically required. ie/ if you're choosing to bottle/formula feed, then you have to bring it all in yourself.

    Give them a call, they'll have a good/better idea of whats an appropriate amount.
     
  8. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    they give u a bottle when babies born, but my hospital only has sma so i would ask if u want to use somthing differnt as u may need to take ur own? im not going to bother as im using sma. But i remember from first time round the midwives where really rude when i said i wasnt breast feeding so just be warned! xx
     
  9. purpledaisy2

    purpledaisy2 Mummy to a gorgeous boy

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    I took a full box in with me, you have to chuck them after an hour so you can go through quite a few.

    Xx
     
  10. lilyd

    lilyd Well-Known Member

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    See if your hospital has a fridge that you can use. I think the small cartons are ok for 24 hours if they are kept in a fridge once they've been opened. If there is, I would be inclined to take enough for a couple of days. If not, I would get some of the small bottles that someone else recommended.
     
  11. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    the hospital provides bottles but not milk! have already been warned!

    Think if i just take 4 i'll be okay? i can always send people out for more can't i? thats about all that will fit in my bag lol
     
  12. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    thats the same milk ive got but in the cartons, they didnt have these in the shop or i would definitely of got them! i'll keep an eye out in other shops for them for sure :thumbup:
     
  13. purpledaisy2

    purpledaisy2 Mummy to a gorgeous boy

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    If they feed every 2/3 hours four wont last you long hun x
     
  14. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    oh buggery poop! i fit 6 in and am about to check if the hospital have a fridge i can use!
     
  15. 2bananas

    2bananas Mummy of 2

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    boots sell these hun if you have one near to you - may depend on the store tho x
     
  16. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    hmmm, we have a medium sized boots, i'll check it out - does anyone know if they accept healthy start vouchers?
     
  17. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    oopsies, never mind, just checked the website and i can :thumbup:

    now just gotta hope its a big enough store to sell them LOL
     

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