Breastfeeding sick & premature babies
Your breast milk has important health benefits for your premature or sick baby.
Breast milk is easier for babies to digest, (especially for your premature baby), helps baby’s own immune system, and has special qualities designed for premature babies. Even the smallest amount is of benefit to your baby.
An early start
When a baby is sick or premature breastfeeding can be a little more challenging. But no matter how sick or premature your baby is you should be able to express breast milk for them. Breast milk has benefits for your premature baby.Learn more
Expressing breast milk for a premature baby
The first milk you produce after your baby is born is called colostrum. If you need to express milk at this stage it is best done by hand. During the first week, as your breasts feel fuller, you may choose to continue expressing by hand or to use a pump.Learn more
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