Have you Heard of Antenatal Milk Expression? ⁣ – Legendairy Milk South Africa
  • Have you Heard of Antenatal Milk Expression? ⁣

    Do you have a history of low milk supply? If so, antenatal milk expression may be helpful in your next pregnancy — it is the act of hand expressing colostrum once or twice daily starting around 36-37 weeks of pregnancy.

    An antenatal expression may be encouraged for women:⁣⁣

    • who have experienced previous low milk supply
    • who have breast hypoplasia (limited breast development)
    • with polycystic ovary syndrome
    • who have had previous breast surgery
    • who have experienced diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

    Or for babies:⁣⁣

    • with a cleft lip and/or palate identified during pregnancy⁣⁣
    • with congenital conditions such as Down syndrome or cardiac complications⁣⁣
    • diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction⁣⁣
    • who are born prematurely

    How to express colostrum

    You can express colostrum drops into a spoon and then use a small syringe to draw up the milk. The syringe can then be frozen and administered after the baby is born if supplementation is needed. ⁣⁣

    NOTE: Please consult with your doctor, midwife, or lactation consultant before beginning antenatal hand expression. For those on pelvic rest or who have a high-risk pregnancy, an antenatal hand expression may be discouraged by your healthcare provider.




    Liquid Gold contains strong insulin-sensitizing ingredients and may be beneficial for moms with insulin related conditions such as PCOS and gestational diabetes. 

    NOTE: not for use during pregnancy.

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