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Sage-Femme : Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting Kits

In Stock: Dispatch 1 - 3 Business Days

Maternity health professionals have a responsibility to protect, promote and support women and babies to breastfeed. 

Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting (ACH) is an intervention that is designed to support the initiation and sustainability of lactation for those women who are expecting some challenges with their breastfeeding.

Situations and conditions where ACH may be considered appropriate are:

  • Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes
  • Immature breast development
  • breast anomalies
  • unilateral mastectomy
  • history of delayed or insufficient lactation
  • High BMI
  • Elective C/section
  • history of pituitary tumour
  • planned surgery for baby soon after birth eg. cleft lip/palate or heart surgery
  • baby expected to be born with a syndrome
  • multiple pregnancy
  • maternal age over 40 with no previous breastfeeding
  • PCOS
  • Hypertension

Before deciding to undertake this intervention please discuss your needs with your Midwife or Lactation Specialist/Consultant

Each kit contains

  • an instruction pamphlet
  • 5 x 1ml syringes
  • 5 x 2 ml syringes
  • 10 x syringe caps

Additional syringes can be purchased separately - email