​​EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR  MOTHERS
​AND THE PEOPLE WHO HELP THEM
LACTATION STUFF

Teaching a Mother to Hand Express & Spoon Feed 

Why Hand Express and Spoon Feed?

Colostrum is the ideal food for newborns.  Healthy newborns can usually latch & suckle right after birth, accessing colostrum on their own.  Babies who cannot breastfeed right away, can still enjoy the benefits of colostrum as a first feed if mom expresses it by hand.  A spoon is an easy way to collect and offer the small amount of colostrum required for a brand new baby.