giving SOME breastmilk
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|Tue, 05-13-2003 - 10:08pm|
We tell them all the best tricks, but usually it's a matter of time, and most moms get engorged a bit to begin with at least. When this happens, we tell them the best treatment to feel "ok" but not condition the body into producing much more milk is to just take out a tiny bit (ie by hand) to relieve the most pressure. Usually no more than 1/2-1.5 oz tops. But some moms then figure they have to throw this milk away...and some do!
This would be a way for some babies, who are supposedly never going to get any breastmilk, to get some. The mom who expresses just enough to keep comfortable, might end up giving in total, over a couple of weeks, 10-20 oz to her kid. Maybe a tad more. It's not much, but it's some.
Now my question is...is there anyone here who, if they were doing things *this* way in order to relieve engorgement after a birth, would NOT feed this milk to their child, and if so, why not? Just to clarify, I mean moms who don't need to take meds which are not bfing compatible. And if this is not how you go about getting the lactation to stop, fine, you're liable to not have any milk at all to give (though not sure how you manage...I'd be bursting milk out my eyes if I didn't extract any, LOL!), but if you did use this method ever, did you, or would you, feed it to your baby (via bottle) or not? Why or why not?
Just a thought...