Colostrum Expressing Kit
**Please speak with your LMC or OB about antenatal hand expressing first.**
While you're preparing for the arrival of your little one, don't forgot to also prepare for their first ever food - colostrum.
Our Antenatal Colostrum Expressing Kit has everything you need to get started and is the perfect tool to help express colostrum with ease. In our kits you will find:
4 x 1ml Reusable syringes. Each of these syringes can be sterilised and used again.
2 x 2.5ml Sterile syringes
1 x 5ml Sterile syringe
1 x 10ml Sterile syringe
1 x Pack of caps
1 x Pack of labels
1 x Colostrum collection cup / feeder cup
1 x Antenatal colostrum expressing technique guide
1 x Sample of our Premium Lactation Drinking Chocolate
1 x Pink bamboo fibre storage container with boobies! Use this container to store your syringes inside to take with you to the hospital or birthing centre. Later, re-use as a little snack box or storage container for the nappy bag!
Colostrum can be harvested from 37 weeks. Always check with your midwife / OB beforehand.
Why express colostrum?
Colostrum is packed full of antibodies and nutrients that are essential for your baby's health. In fact, it is often referred to as 'liquid gold' because it's so vital for a newborns development.
Having a spare supply of colostrum can be useful when:
- Baby needs extra feeds
- You are having twins or triplets
- To give you and your nipples a small break
- You have a planned caesarean or induced birth
- You have diabetes.
In the first 24 hours after birth, babies of diabetic mothers risk developing low blood sugar levels. A baby needs colostrum to maintain their blood glucose levels.
- You have had breast surgery in the past