Antenatal hand expressing & why




This clip explains why antenatal hand expressing might be useful and particularly helpful for mums like Simona who has diabetes and is 37 weeks pregnant. It explains why giving colostrum is important for reducing the risk of a baby going on to develop diabetes. Simon talks about how it was difficult at the stat and how much she managed to collect by day 3. Simona talks about what helped her to hand express and shows a syringe with 0.6ml of her expressed breastmilk that she explains will go with her to hospital when she is induced. The final section of this clip completes the story of Simona, Lee and baby Logan explaining how the expressed ebm was used to correct Logans’s low blood sugar.

Simona & Logan

Writer & Director: Helen Shanahan
Filmed and Edited: Patrick Shanahan


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