Antenatal Expression and Collection of Colostrum


Primo-Lacto Colostrum Collection Including Syringes

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Express colostrum with Primo-Lacto antenatally or postnatally.

Primo-Lacto improves colostrum collection by 75% when hand expressing, and 45% with pumping. Combine the two methods for improved quantity, caloric content, and establishment of breastfeeding success. If you have no intention to breastfeed, you can still collect colostrum with Primo-Lacto.

Each Primo-Lacto kit  contains:

2 x adaptor sets to fit double breast-pumps

1 x funnel for hand expressing

For parents we now also include:

8 x reusable seven day, (or 40 uses) Enfit syringes with tip caps


Available on backorder


There are two adapters included in every kit for double pumping, and one hand expression funnel included in every kit. 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.

Primo-Lacto is designed in two models; 

1. Primo-Lacto for use with ENFit syringes. Eight reusable 5ml, 7 day syringes with caps are included in your parent order so you can start collecting colostrum straight away.

2. Primo-Lacto for use with Slip Fit syringes. We do not supply these syringes right now, so this option is not available to parents at the moment.

If you need help with expressing, have concerns, or need breastfeeding support please contact your Lactation Consultant.

Express and collecting the most colostrum 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.

“Breastfeeding a sick or premature baby can be challenging for moms and clinicians. Every baby deserves to have the best nutritional start, and every mom deserves to understand that their colostrum is the best food for their baby the first few days of life. I hope Primo-Lacto will empower new mothers who can’t breastfeed right away, or who choose not to embark on a full course of breastfeeding, to supply their newborn with the incredible antibodies and nutritional value their colostrum contains” –Jules Sherman, Designer of Primo-Lacto, CEO Maternal Life


Additional information

Primo-Lacto Syringe Design

ENFit system for use with ENFit syringes, Slip Fit system for use with Slip Fit syringes

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