Re: When to give exPressed breast milk
congrats on your new baby!
are you breastfeeding at all, or just pumping? do you want advice on pumping more? if so, how much are you pumping? what kind of pump, for how long, at what frequency?
i assume you're supplementing with formula for the rest of the feeds. if you're nursing at all, i'd give it through a supplemental feeder (like SNS) throughout the day. preserving/restoring that nursing relationship is worth it for a number of reasons beyond nutrition (baby is more effective than pump, comfort and a-ma-zing mothering tool for the longterm). otherwise i'd save it and give one bottle a day, just to make it easier on yourself. it doesn't really make a difference. i would definitely feed the freshest milk you have along the way, don't save it for 2nd & 3rd month, because the freshest milk is the best, and if she's only getting 1 bottle a day, make it be great!
good for you for doing this for your baby - you're a rockstar!
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