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when does breastmilk start coming though

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mummy2agirl2b Mon 08-Aug-11 21:52:49

i am 26+1 i have already got breastmilk coming though! its there soming wrong!

lurcherlover Mon 08-Aug-11 21:55:35

Nope, completely normal. Just your body having a little practice! You can often squeeze a bit of colostrum (first milk) out at this stage. Don't worry, you won't run out before the baby arrives! Your breasts will make colostrum for about three days after birth, which is a yellow, thick liquid (doesn't look like milk at all) and is crucial for the baby as it's full of antibodies. Then after about three days the real milk comes in and you'll know about it as your boobs will be like melons (the effect is temporary and they soon settle down!)

mummy2agirl2b Mon 08-Aug-11 22:05:50

thanks i just worried

whenskiesaregrey Mon 08-Aug-11 22:40:36

With DS I started getting milk through at about 20ish weeks I think. Don't worry!

IssyStark Tue 09-Aug-11 14:53:05

Ahh, the joys of nipple cheese!

I first noticed it about 26 weeks with my son but this time around it came in at about 19 weeks.

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