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Colostrum question

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Numbthumbs Thu 11-Oct-12 20:55:23

Bit embarassing and possibly TMI so bear with me.

Im 25 weeks pg and leaking vast amounts of colostrum blush
It stains my tops and im not sure what i should be doing as I never had this with DD (15 months).

I get a feeling that i recognise as 'let down' from breast feeding and then it happens, a suprising amount and about 10 times a day. Should i be saving it? I reckon i could express some and maybe freeze it in syringes.....i do drink 2 cups of tea a day though and occasionally (once every few weeks) have a guinness. Is there any point?

Im secretly hoping it will mean my supply is good because i would love to BF succesfully this time round.


Numbthumbs Thu 11-Oct-12 21:02:16

Maybe i should have put this in bottle/breastfeeding??

RightUpMyRue Thu 11-Oct-12 21:19:26

Expressing colostrum is not recommended until after 36 weeks. There is a very slim chance it can trigger early labour, so def not worth it.

If I were you I would just use breast pads.

RightUpMyRue Thu 11-Oct-12 21:20:32

BTW, 2 cups of tea a day and an occaisional guiness are no problem for breastfeeding smile

Numbthumbs Thu 11-Oct-12 21:32:57

Thanks for replying.

Hmmm.....I have noticed that it makes me cramp a bit and i have been bleeding the last few days - will go into hospital AGAIN tomorrow. (was admitted last weekend after a huge bleed and had steroids before being discharged with no obvious cause for bleed)

My mom had 2 cans of guiness on her docs advice every night when she was pg and bf me grin

RightUpMyRue Thu 11-Oct-12 21:37:36

Good idea going to hospital tomorrow, anything that worries you or you think is out of the ordinary is worth getting checked out. Hope it all turns out OK.

2 cans of guiness every night is def not a good idea though!

Numbthumbs Thu 11-Oct-12 21:42:26

Thanks, me too.

If i drank that much id be on the loo even more often than i am now! No, its very occasional and makes me feel very guilty so hardly worth it.

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