Primo-Lacto colostrum collection kit includes two adapters for double pumping, and one hand expression funnel. The two Primo-Lacto® adapters fit Medela® hospital grade pump, Medela® Maxi and Freestyle double pumps. We are not affiliated with Medela, the kit simply fits their pump, and may fit other pump brands also. You only need one kit to collect colostrum, wash in hot soapy water after each use.
1 x Primo-Lacto Kit, sterile
8 x Re-usable 5ml Syringes individually packed (ENFit design to meet the latest ISO standard for safety)
1 x Pack of 8 Tip Caps
You can start collecting colostrum straight away.
If you need help with expressing, have concerns, or need breastfeeding support please contact your Lactation Consultant.
Express and collecting the most colostrum with Primo-Lacto and deliver to your baby
Antenatal expression of colostrum may be suggested to you by your Lactation Consultant or Midwife for various reasons. If you decide to do this use Primo-Lacto to collect maximum colostrum hygienically, easily and effectively.
Some women develop Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy, it occurs in 1 in 25 pregnancies worldwide, and disappears after pregnancy. It is caused by the malfunctioning of insulin receptors, due to the presence of hormones from the placenta. GDM usually develops around the 24th week of pregnancy, your healthcare professional will guide you how to best look after yourself during this time. Because of the extra insulin made by the baby’s pancreas, newborns may have very low glucose levels at birth. If this happens, one of the most beneficial things you can do as a mother is feed your baby as soon after birth as possible. If you have collected colostrum with Primo-Lacto antenatally, it’s easy to give this colostrum to your baby without delays.
“When my first son was born my low milk supply came out of the blue – I had no warning that I could experience issues despite history of IVF and preeclampsia requiring c-section. It was a very stressful and confusing time, compounded by the fact that the precious colostrum stuck to the pump parts and pumping felt futile. When my milk ‘came in’ I continued pumping post feeds to help maintain what supply I had, but never extracted more than 9ml.
Second time, knowing that insufficient glandular tissue was the likely main root cause of my issues, I was much better prepared with the Primo Lacto, which attaches to Medela
Pump parts and comes with collection syringes. It did a lot for my wellbeing in hospital knowing that every drop possible was going to my son, particularly as this time gestational diabetes was a factor too. I started collecting 1ml which increased to 9ml over the 5 days. I highly recommend the Primo Lacto to any mothers with pregnancy complications as well as health professionals who wish to support breastfeeding mothers.” Thank you! Kate McKenzie. 30 January 2018