Antenatal hand expression of colostrum – what does this mean, is it dangerous and how do you do it?

Is this even something you should be doing? Listen and learn more about antenatal expression this week.

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Things we talked about:

When did antenatal hand expression become a thing?  [4:50]

Abby asked the internet! Differing opinions [5:31]

Guidelines [8:02]

The research for this episode [9:35]

Listener experiences with antenatal expression [12:43]

Things to remember [14:40]

Things to beware of when bringing colostrum to the hospital [20:00]

Gestational diabetes [23:03]

Planned cesarean situation [26:13]

Colostrum – better in or out? [29:16]

Building confidence [33:48]

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