When did your milk come in with Preemies

Discussion in 'General' started by ThankfulMama, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. ThankfulMama

    ThankfulMama Well-Known Member

    Just wondering
    1. Mode of delivery (vaginal/c-section)
    2. Gestation at delivery
    3. How soon your milk came in
  2. ECUBitzy

    ECUBitzy Well-Known Member

    30 weeks
    Colostrum within a day or so, milk followed a day or so after that
  3. miss_bossy18

    miss_bossy18 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    34 weeks
    Started pumping aprox 12 hours after their arrival. Wasn't getting anything. After another 12 hours or so a nurse finally realized I hadn't assembled the parts correctly so had barely any suction. Fixed that. Milk came in about 12 hours after that.
  4. NINI H

    NINI H Well-Known Member

    My milk took about 3-5 days to come in, with pumping. I've had a total of 3 c/s and it took longer for my milk to come in each time. I was not allowed to try to nurse until the twins were almost coming home from the NICU. I was only given 2 or 3 shots to try in the second week. I think if we had a more friendly environment for nursing, my milk would have come in sooner.
  5. TwinxesMom

    TwinxesMom Well-Known Member

    34 weeks 1day
    It was over 12 hours but it was the evening after their birth that I was able to pump some colostrum under 10ccs I think. But anythings better than nothing. My milk came in a day or do after. Once they got to eating well I was never able to get my supply high enough to fed both even with meds.
  6. twinmom2dana

    twinmom2dana Well-Known Member

    My boys were born 33wks 3days by vajayjay and my milk came in within 12 hours. I am a boob juice cow though so.. Just don't give up too soon, especially based on what you see when pumping.
  7. ECUBitzy

    ECUBitzy Well-Known Member

    Ha HA! Thanks for the chuckle. :)
  8. Leighann

    Leighann Well-Known Member

    34 weeks
    C section
    Started pumping about 12 hrs after. Never produced much, but what little milk I had came in around a day later.
  9. miss_bossy18

    miss_bossy18 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    twinmom2dana makes a really good point - how much you pump is not an accurate indicator of how much you can produce.

    Also, come & check out the Breastfeeding & Pumping forum if you find you have questions specific to that after bubs arrive.
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  10. ThankfulMama

    ThankfulMama Well-Known Member

    wow! thanks for all the responses! :)
  11. 4jsinPA

    4jsinPA Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Vaginal birth
    4 days after. I had to do a LOT of pumping through the day to get it going. I remember pumping colostrum into little vials where it was just like 2cc's at a time and bringing it to the nicu. Went from that to 3 mos later bringing in full 8 oz bottles of milk. All worth it, just keep going!
  12. ThankfulMama

    ThankfulMama Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to update with my info

    Delivered at 34 weeks via c-section. Started pumping about 4 hours later and my milk was in by day 3.
  13. Trishandthegirls

    Trishandthegirls Well-Known Member

    36 weeks
    Started pumping about 12 hours afterwards and got a little colostrum
    Milk came in about 36-48 hours after delivery

    And yeah, how much I was able to pump in the first week, even with the hospital grade pump, was no indication of how much milk I could really produce. By about three weeks post-partum I could fill up those Medela bottles in what seemed like seconds!
  14. 3under2!

    3under2! Well-Known Member

    I'll fill in too
    36+1 weeks
    Vaginal birth
    Started pumping 7-8 hours after delivery
    Did not get much colostrum, but I wasn't using the pump properly for two or three pumping the day after I gave birth so I'll never know :(
    Milk came in 3the days after delivery, same as with my singleton.
  15. 3under2!

    3under2! Well-Known Member

    Can't edit because I'm on my phone, but I meant three days, sorry.
  16. Utopia122

    Utopia122 Well-Known Member

    35 weeks, 6 days (No Nicu)
    Milk came in within 3 days I guess. I, too, am a very good producer, so I was pumping several ounces right away when it finally came in.
  17. birdsong00

    birdsong00 Well-Known Member

    31 Weeks
    I started pumping 2 days later It took about 4 days for my milk to come in
  18. happychck

    happychck Well-Known Member

    born at 27w5d, c-section (i had pre-e and my uterus had no idea anything was happening, lol). i was on mag for like 24 hours after that, i think. i can't recall, but it seemed like forever before i could get up.... anyways, started pumping as soon as i could get up. milk/colustrum was slow in coming. i was insistent and didn't lose hope--not an easy feat. by about 3 weeks later i was up to 40 oz/day. i am still so thankful to my body for being able to do that... but, we're all different. just do what you can!

    the thing i loved about pumping (if there was anything to love, lol) was that providing my milk was the only thing i could really do for the boys much of the time. and, i was the ONLY one who could do it. that thought kept me going.

    and now, nearly 5 years later, my amazing little guys are the strongest people i've ever met--in every way.

    best of luck!!
  19. Lisa Norman

    Lisa Norman New Member

    35 weeks
    colostrum after 18 hours... and its been 48 hours now and i'm still slow pumping the colostrum hopefully my milk comes in within the next couple days:)
  20. twin_trip_mommy

    twin_trip_mommy Well-Known Member

    36 weeks 3.12 oz - 5.3 oz
    Took a few days for it to come in. 3.12 twin did not latch on to the breast for 9 weeks. 5.3 twin never latched because of cleft palate. She was bottle fed pumped milk.

    35 weeks 4.3 - 5.1 - 4.12
    Took a few days for it to come in. Each of them latched but because of reflux and an intolerance to the foods I ate that came through my milk they ended up on a special formula, Neocate. I was able to do a mixture of BM and formula after I changed my diet. They could not tolerate beef, soy, dairy, casein and whey.

    None have food intolerances now.
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