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It has been 3 days since I delivered my son at 23 weeks gestation. I was told to expect my milk to come in. So far, I have not noticed any colostrum or leaking or feel much different in my breasts.

I know it can take awhile for milk to come in, but I'm anxious because I haven't noticed annything at all.

Anyone NEVER have anything come after a preterm delivery?
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My son was not a micro, but was pretty early (28 weeker) and I noticed that my milk took longer to come in with him than it did with either of my girls (both full termers). My milk came in the night I first got to hold him. I don't know if that had anything to do with it or if it was totally coincidencial. Are you able to have any kind of skin to skin contact at all with DS yet?
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My dd was born at 29 weeks and it took almost a week for my milk to come in and then I had horrible supply problems. But it was several days after I gave birth that I was really able to start pumping, so I think that probably contributed a lot to my problems.

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I pumped almost immediatly after MAggie's birth who was 24 weeks 6 days, and I got colustrum right away. But I did that so I would get it.

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I'm assuming you are pumping with a hospital grade pump? Keep pumping at least 8 X a day. It took forever for my milk to come in...I had to work really hard and take domperidone etc. but I did make it work. It turns out that I didn't let down for the pump....(didn't let down until I held my son for the first time 7 weeks after he was born...) so I needed to massage out the milk. Let us know how you are doing!! I needed a lot of support...
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For me, and I've heard this for others as well, the more traumatic micro births can cause a delay in milk coming in. Even for a FT kid it can take up to a week though. I was pumping religiously ever 3hrs with my 29wkr and my milk came in on day 2-3. Then with my 25wkr where I was knocked out via general for my c/s and had a post-partum infection, my milk didn't come in until day 5-7 but even then there was never an overnight thing. It was very gradual.
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Milk is coming in. My baby did not receive any life sustaining efforts. We are coping. Thank you for the help. I didn't want to mention it in the original post but that is why I am not pumping. I just wasn't sure if mild wouldn't come at all do to such an early delivery. I will have to let it dry up.
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I am so terribly sorry.

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I am so sorry.

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I am so sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry.
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I'm so very, very sorry for your loss.

If you're uncomfortable at all, cabbage leaves can help. Wear them in your bra (weird, I know, but it works), changing them when they wilt. Keep wearing them for 2-3 days. Sage tea can help, as can staying well hydrated. The process should be complete in about 10 days.

Again, I can't tell you how sorry I am. Wishing you peace on your journey.

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