Made to Milk Antenatal Colostrum Expressing Kit
The Made to Milk Antenatal Colostrum Expressing Kit contains everything you need to express and store your liquid gold ready for the arrival of your baby. Prenatal expressing can be helpful following the birth of your baby if you or your baby has, or is likely to have, a medical condition, especially it it results in your baby being admitted to special care.
Antenatal Colostrum Expressing Instructions
If you’ve never expressed before, this colostrum kit includes an instruction card on hand expressing techniques card to help you kick off your expressing. With four different sized syringes, this kit is ideal for getting started and will grow with you as your supply increases.
To help look after your precious colostrum, you are provided with a cap for each syringe so you don’t have any leaks in the fridge. Remember when filling your syringes to leave a little air bubble in each one as the milk will expand when frozen.
Label your expressed colostrum
Label your syringes with a specially designed labels that will assist you to record the time and date your colostrum was expressed as well as the volume you have collected. Recording the expressing time will assist you to use the oldest colostrum first and keep track of how long you have been storing the milk if you don’t use it while you are in hospital.
Use your kit beyond antenatal expressing
Not only is this antenatal expressing kit full of useful practical tools, it is presented in an attractive reusable bamboo storage container accented with the Made to Milk signature gold logo. The storage container is freezeable and airtight with its silicone seal. Long after you finish expressing you can use this container as a lunch box or other food storage container.
Your Made to Milk Antenatal Colostrum Expressing Kit contains:
- 1 x Beautiful 1.3L Eco-friendly bamboo freezable storage container with Made to Milk’s signature gold logo design.
- 1 x 30ml measuring cup with lid
- 1 x hand expressing technique instruction card with signature gold foil design
- 5 x 1ml sterile syringe
- 5 x 3ml sterile syringe
- 3 x 5ml sterile syringe
- 2 x 10ml sterile syringe
- 15 x syringe caps
- 15 x printed syringe labels
When is it safe to start expressing colostrum antenatally?
Generally, you may commence expressing at 36 weeks gestation, but before expressing and storing colostrum antenatally it is important to discuss this with your health care provider/s to ensure it is a good option for you and your pregnancy. For more information on expressing colostrum read our resource page Antenally Expressing Colostrum.
Which colostrum kit should I buy?
If you aren’t sure which is the right colostrum kit for you, here a few tips to help.
If this is your first pregnancy and you don’t have any pregnancy related issues, then the MilkCo Mini Colostrum kit is probably the best option for you. It will provide you with enough to get started and store your precious gold.
If this is a second or subsequent pregnancy, you have experienced pregnancy complications (and have medical clearance to express pre-natally), or have breastfed before, then you might be better off with this kit or the MilkCo Complete Colostrum Kit. The larger kits allow you to collect more colostrum which might be needed if you are producing a lot or if you need to collect more as a precaution for post natal feeding.
The earlier you start expressing, the bigger the kit you will need as your supply will increase each day. Each person is different, but for myself in my second pregnancy, I was able to fill 2 x 3 ml syringes every day for the last two weeks of expressing. And you if are like me, you will love the purple syringes included in the MilkCo Colostrum kits!