Getting colostrum to newborn without breastfeeding
Hello. I was wondering how mothers who do not plan to nurse their newborns, or adoptive mothers, or a male gay couple does this. How do these parents get their newborn the milk/colostrum they need immediately upon delivery without putting the newborn to the birth mother's breast? Assuming the first bond to the baby needs to be it's permanent mother (or gay father, or whatever form of Intended Parent), what's the easiest way to get this breast milk to the newborn? My first guess was to have the birth mother express milk via a pump prior to delivery, but that seems like it would be dangerous since that sort of stimulation causes the uterus to contract and could send the birth mother into premature labor. Any suggestions?
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