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Colostrum at 30 weeks?

(17 Posts)
MrsChrisPratt Sun 08-Jan-17 12:26:47

Just out of the shower and for the second time have had a drop from each nipples, thick and yellow in colour. Presumably this is totally normal?

Whatsername17 Sun 08-Jan-17 12:37:23

I think it is. I've had it for a couple of weeks now. Really happy as I didn't get it with dd and couldn't breastfeed as I had lactation failure. I'm hoping that this time it means my boobs my work!

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Sun 08-Jan-17 12:42:15

Mine started at 15 weeks last time! Am 16 weeks now and wondering where it is this time lol

MrsChrisPratt Sun 08-Jan-17 12:42:41

Oh good, I thought it was- was slightly concerned that it was so yellow but Google tells me that's normal! How many weeks are you?

Whatsername17 Sun 08-Jan-17 12:43:51

I'm 38+2 now. I've had it from about 34 I think x

pastabest Sun 08-Jan-17 13:26:08

I've had it from about 26 weeks. Only had one major leak so far where there was probably about a teaspoon worth rather than a small nipple sized wet patch.

MissBeehiving Sun 08-Jan-17 13:40:53

Yes, it is - I had to wear pads with DS1 from about 26 weeks. Unfortunately one came adrift during work one day, which I didn't notice until a colleague pointed out that it was making a break for freedom out of the top of my dress. 😳

PotteringAlong Sun 08-Jan-17 13:43:43

I've never had it when pregnant but yes, it is really really yellow!

MrsChrisPratt Sun 08-Jan-17 14:51:58

Thanks Pottering, good to have it confirmed- if you didn't know it would be easy to interpret it as a sign of infection as it's so yellow!

Oysterbabe Sun 08-Jan-17 16:58:37

Yep totally normal. Mine started at 26 weeks and I had to start wearing pads.

Anatidae Sun 08-Jan-17 17:00:02

Totally normal. It's surprisingly thick and golden isn't it?

MrsChrisPratt Sun 08-Jan-17 17:09:26

It's surprisingly thick and golden isn't it?

I think it looks kind of like puss to be honest envy

Anatidae Sun 08-Jan-17 17:16:32

Think of it a gold top full cream ;)

KP86 Sun 08-Jan-17 17:17:30

If you can, ask your midwife for some syringes and start saving it for when baby is born in case you have any feeding issues. My DS wouldn't latch at first (traumatic birth) and the frozen colostrum I had was great over the first day or so.

You can massage your breasts and collect the colostrum in a clean shot glass and then suck up into syringe, label with your name and collection date and keep in the freezer until needed.

BobbieDog Sun 08-Jan-17 17:18:38

I had this at about 25 weeks but it was a clear liquid. Never had it yellow.

MrsChrisPratt Sun 08-Jan-17 17:32:29

Is it safe to harvest colostrum this early?

KP86 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:01:11

I think I started doing it around 36-37 weeks. But breast milk can be safety frozen for up to six months so you can get yourself more if you start now. It takes an age to get 5ml to fill a syringe.

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