Primo-Lacto colostrum collection kit includes two adapters for double pumping, and one hand expression funnel in slip fit design. It means the kit fits standard oral syringes.
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.
You will need to buy oral slip fit syringes from a pharmacy to store and deliver colostrum to your baby.
We suggest 6-10 re-usable 5-10ml oral syringes with tip caps.
We discourage large syringes as colostrum is collected in small quantities, even 1-2ml of colostrum is gold for your baby.
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.
If you need help with expressing, have concerns, or need breastfeeding support please contact your Lactation Consultant.