Some more breast feeding & expressing questions, sorry!

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Lu28, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I had been expressing solely for over a week due to cracked and bleeding nipples but am now managing to get her back on the boob :happydance: I'm not planning on exclusively breast feeding as it's still handy to give her a bottle at times and I'd like DH to still be able to feed her.

    My question is this, she has just fed from both breasts and has fallen asleep (hopefully she's had enough, that's the one advantage of the bottles!). Should I express after each feed to collect whatever remains and keep up milk supply because there's definitely still more in each boob? Or should I just express at times when she's having a bottle instead of breast feeding direct?

    Thanks girls! :hugs:
     
  2. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I would probably express between feedings or in place of a feeding at the breast, that way you can get a supply built up so you aren't having to pump everytime someone is giving her a bottle.
     

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