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can i store colostrum?

i'm 18 weeks preg. and my colostrum is in and leaking! i'm wondering if i can pump and store it along with the breastmilk when it comes? and for how long can i store it? i dont want to waste it, and i dont want to be in pain untill the baby arrives!!! Please help! i'm sore lol


Asked by mommy.sherry at 9:17 AM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • you wont get anything. Seriously, your lucky to pump a couple of cc's of colustrum. I also wouldn't do it because it's just a waste, you can't really store it well and there is no need at all. If you leak, wear breast pads and if it's sore use warm compresses or cold compresses to ease the pain.

    Answer by celticreverie at 9:32 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Don't pump!!! Just wear breast pads or take warm showers

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:22 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Pumping can cause uterine contractions and you don't want to do that. Just wait. It really isn't wasting it until you don't use it when the baby needs it. Good luck.

    Answer by coala at 9:25 AM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • thanks ladies! i was glad to see that someone responded so quickly!

    Answer by mommy.sherry at 11:20 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • hay i found out that you can not store colostrum at all and you can only freeze breastmilk for only one month at a time! thans again...

    Answer by mommy.sherry at 11:22 PM on Apr. 9, 2009