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Hand expressing in pregnancy

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TryDrawing Sat 10-May-14 23:32:16

I'm currently 24 weeks pregnant. Just out of idle curiosity, I checked to see if I could hand express anything this evening. Without much effort, I got a few drops of very thick, clear liquid. I guess it must sort of be colostrum. Does anyone know if that sounds about right for this stage of pregnancy?

pricklyPea Sun 11-May-14 00:57:31

I leaked a bit in pregnancy much later than 24wks and I had an abundance of milk so I don't think it has any bearing. Your hormones and the suckling action after birth is what encourages milk.
Don't worry about it now. The first milk is very thick and fatty.

Ericadm Sun 11-May-14 05:35:56

I dont think there is any rules. I never leaked anything in pregnancy and don't leak much now either, not even when very full, but I am EBFing at 15 weeks and baby growing very well.

TryDrawing Sun 11-May-14 19:57:42

Sorry, I didn't explain very comprehensively due to having been Eurovisioned last night.

My 2 year old insisted my milk had "all gone" a fee weeks ago, and I haven't been able to hand express a drop for ages. But it seems to be back, if in a different form.

I guess if my 2 year old starts doing yellow poos, I'll know the colostrum really is there...

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