Hi there. my baby was born 3 days ago via c section. she started off nipple feeding, by which i mean using a small tight mouth and sucking colostrum hard which has now made my nipples agony. however she's stopped doing this now and wont suckle at all, i think because i'm not making any visible colostrum. my milk hasn't come in and could still be a few days. i have begun giving her formula while i wait for my milk as she was starving, and so ive been expressing whist skin to skin in the hope this will keep my body thinking im feeding. but nothing visibly comes out of my nipple when expressing, should i carry on?
Nov 14, 2016 14:52 PM
Thank you for your message. It sounds like you're working incredibly hard to establish breastfeeding with your baby. Mothers generally notice their mature milk coming in between days 3 to 5 after their baby arrives. Research evidence shows that this is triggered automatically by hormones and can also be encouraged by lots of skin to skin time. So it sounds like you are already doing lots of things to help already.
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