I'm due to have mr squiggly on may 30th, providing he can keep to his schedule But, I study with the Open University and am due to sit an exam on the 11th June.
I feel I'm facing a few senarios.
Firstly, he's overdue, like I hear so many first borns are. And I end up still pregnant for my exam, or worse, going into labour during my exam. (Which could be a blessing in disguise!) But I've spoke to them about this and know the procedure should this happen.
Secondly, he's born before the exam and I'm breast feeding at the time of the exam.
So here's my questions:
My exam is three hours long, if I feed him before the exam, will he be ok until I can feed him again in three hours time? Or will a new born require feeding more often?
And also, if three hours is too long a period, can I express milk so soon after his birth for my partner to feed him with? I've read that I shouldn't express for a few weeks to help my milk settle in. Is there any truth to that?
Thanks for any help, Rachael x