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Name: zoey9810
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im 20 weeks pregnant and ive started producing my colostrum already, how long will i produce it for? and if im producing it this early, then will my milk come in early too? this is our first :) thanks, ~Lauren~
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Name: bmes | Date: Dec 31st, 2006 5:53 AM
well i know you shouldn't try and squeeze it out....if you end up leaking then there's nothing you can do about that....but don't squeeze it on purpose...your baby needs that when its first born and that's what they'll eat for i think it was about 3 days for me and then my breastmilk came in after those three days!! i took a breastfeeding class before I had my baby and that's what they told me was DO NOT SQUEEZE OUT YOUR COLOSTRUM!!! 

Name: zoey9810 | Date: Dec 31st, 2006 10:42 PM
lol thanks!! i guess i can say oops! 

Name: rachtwins | Date: Jan 1st, 2007 8:24 AM
I got my colostrum early too, you must have strong hormones, you probably notice it more after a warm shower. This is the most important part for your babe my milk came in after three days too. 

Name: Melissa | Date: Jan 2nd, 2007 1:02 AM
if you have colostum early it doesn't always mean that your milk will come in early. every woman is different, some women don't even have colostrum at all while preg. some do. it just varies. you will produce colstrum until your "real" milk comes in. it can come in anywhere from 2days after birth till 7 days. this is the"normal" range. but like i said every woman is different. good luck and congrats your 1st babe! 

Name: T-rabbit | Date: Jan 2nd, 2007 5:48 AM
Around your third month of pregnancy, your breasts start producing colostrum, the special milk your baby will get when he first starts nursing. Many mothers begin to leak colostrum (sometimes called premilk) while they're pregnant, typically sometime in the third trimester. Other expectant moms don't. Either way, it's normal. You might want to wear nursing pads in your bra to protect your clothes if you're leaking. You can buy these at most drugstores.

Colostrum is a thick, yellowish fluid that contains antibodies that help protect new babies from infections. If you choose to breastfeed, this precious liquid will nourish your baby until your milk comes in. Colostrum has more protein, but less carbohydrate and fat than mature breast milk. It's easy to digest and has just the right amount of nutrients a baby needs in the first few days after birth.

During the last few months of pregnancy, you may begin to leak a small amount of this thick yellowish substance, although some women start to leak earlier and some never leak at all. 

Name: zoey9810 | Date: Jan 2nd, 2007 2:17 PM
thanks guys, i was just wondering lol. its not leaking that bad, only like once or twice, but slight pressure on them makes me produce it lol. lol ill tell my husband to be careful when i go and see him in feb. lol 

Name: hazelsweetp | Date: Jan 3rd, 2007 2:31 PM
Had did that too, I produce milk early as well but not until I was 34 weeks and with my second child the milk was already there lol 

Name: Deb Mackellin | Date: Jan 4th, 2007 6:27 AM
Lauren this is such an exciting time for you. This is totally normal. I don't know that it necessarily means your milk will come in early. When you say early, I assume you mean after the birth of your baby. Due to the change in hormones in your body after the birth of your baby, your milk will come in. For me it was about day 3 or 4. I came up with the Bra Brooch due to some tricky times durings breastfeeding. www.brabrooch.com I would love your feedback. All the very best Lauren, Deb. 

Name: zoey9810 | Date: Jan 4th, 2007 11:25 PM
lol thanks debbie, ill go check it out:) by the way, we jsut found out that the baby is a Boy :) we are so excited we wanted a boy first and his name is Tyler, and still trying to figure out middle names! we are thinking about James! 

Name: zoey9810 | Date: Jan 4th, 2007 11:27 PM
Aww lol i just checked it out and ill def have to get some, when im closer to my due date, lol thansk a bunch! Too cute.. and its a nice web page too! 

Name: smithjnicola | Date: May 20th, 2007 3:31 PM
hi its pefectly normal hun dont worry like most said dont squeese the milk out coz the more you produce.
i learnt the hard wayhad my son and didnt want to continue breastfeeding as i was quite ill,my boobys were massive sore and uncomfortable so decided that if i squessed the milk out it would stop this is not the case you just produce more. moral of the story is do not squesse.

Name: briseis | Date: May 21st, 2007 7:13 AM
I started producing colostrum at 23-weeks ... It's normal. :) 

Name: briseis | Date: May 21st, 2007 9:47 AM
Oh! I've just noticed who posted this, and it's Lauren! She had her son last week! 

Name: briseis | Date: May 21st, 2007 9:47 AM
' Note to self and others -
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