36 and 5 days, expressing colostrum


So i spoke to my midwife yesterday, my boobs have started to leak the past couple of days and I wanted to know if it was safe to harvest my colostrum before my little girl arrives and I thought I’d pass on what she told me.

Before 37 weeks, it’s safe to hand expressing once or twice a day, maximum for 10/15 minutes. Store in sterile syringes and freeze at the end of the day, labelled in a freezer bag. After 37 weeks, express away lol! She told me not to use a breast pump, manual or electric until after the birth or my due date.

Does anyone else have any extra advice to share?

I started this morning and managed a teensy amount, but my god! It’s starting to feel so real that she’s going to be here soon!