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Stupid Q alert

(8 Posts)
RaRa1988 Wed 12-Mar-14 19:35:19

I've noticed a few people on here/IRL saying that your milk might not come in until 3-4 days after the birth.... so, err, how do you feed the baby before that??? First-timer in case you hadn't guessed!

purplebaubles Wed 12-Mar-14 19:37:35

You still breastfeed...it's the colostrum that they take before then.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/breastfeed/breastfeed_starting.html

NickNacks Wed 12-Mar-14 19:37:41

It's colostrum. A watery but high carbolic, high antibody filled liquid which will feed your baby until what we think of as 'milk' arrives.

NickNacks Wed 12-Mar-14 19:38:14

calorific

Legalbaby79 Wed 12-Mar-14 19:51:39

Plus in the first few days baby's need a teeny tiny amount

Boogles91 Wed 12-Mar-14 20:19:54

Im leaking a little already im only 22wks! Think me hormones are just on a wild one midwife says im fine smile x

RaRa1988 Wed 12-Mar-14 21:02:05

Ahhhh! smile Thankyou! God I feel like an idiot - 27 weeks and I haven't got that figured out lol

SweetPea86 Thu 13-Mar-14 10:43:54

Ohhh I woundered that too glad you asked the question lol smile

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