Care of Small Babies: How to Express Your First Milk

Video summary

Most babies born too small or too young will not be able to breastfeed well enough at first. New mothers will need to learn how to remove their milk and give it to their baby by spoon, cup, or feeding tube. This video shows new mothers how to express colostrum, their first milk.

Available in Bangla, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Spanish, Urdu

This video provides guidance specifically for caregivers on how to express your first breast milk.

Global Health Media Project’s Small Baby Series includes 27 teaching videos, providing in-depth coverage on best-practice care of babies born too small or too soon. See summary info here for more information. 

For information on narrating this video in other languages, please contact: Peter Cardellichio –


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