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Hi, I’m a first time mum due to deliver in 3weeks time. I’m excited but also scared. I was told just a week ago that I was supposed to have massaged my breasts so that milk would flow, which in my case no one bothered to tell me this. Is this the right thing to do, should I have started earlier and if not what should I do? Any tips for a first time mum on stimulating milk flow?

Posted by Anon, 06/06/13

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  • I wasn’t given this information during my pregnancies. I was told after bub is born that the more they feed, the more milk you will produce

  • it will come naturally. Hot showers help!

  • It will happen naturally – I didn’t do anything prior to the birth of my don but managed to successfully breastfeeding for 2 years.

  • when your baby is born it will stimulate your breast you dont need to do anything

  • No preparation needed, however all of those things will assist once actually feeding.

  • How did it all go for you?

  • You don’t need any pre preparation to get the milk flowing before baby is born. However you may need these techniques once you are breastfeeding.

  • Nope you don’t need to do that

  • Hope everything went well with the arrival of bub

  • Hope everyone can help I thought it was jus a natural thing

  • mouse is right standing under a hot shower will bring your milk down :P

  • Good luck it’s pretty easy :P

  • No your fine you already have colostrum and when your baby sucks the first time bubby will bring down your milk :-)

  • Most the time you don’t need to do anything hun :)

  • Nope, your dont need to do anything :) good luck!

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