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how soon before birth does colostrum usually appear?

(10 Posts)
hawksley Fri 29-Jul-05 21:29:00

This is my third baby, but I really can’t remember. My reason for asking is I’m due to be induced on monday, 10 days early, and wondered if this is a positive sign that my body is more ready.

hunkermunker Fri 29-Jul-05 21:31:54

I had colostrum from 16 weeks with DS. Ridiculously early - what was I going to do with it then?!

mears Fri 29-Jul-05 21:33:02

Colostrum is there from early on I am afraid. It isn't really a sign of impending labour but more an old wives tale. Some women leak for months before they deliver. Hope your induction goes OK which with third baby, probably will.

madmarchhare Fri 29-Jul-05 21:34:36

Yeah, I was a good couple of months before.

sansouci Fri 29-Jul-05 21:36:05

I'm not even pg & I have colostrum leaking from my breasts! Very weird.

mogwai Sat 30-Jul-05 12:25:30

I know mine kicked in at 26 weeks. I was on holiday in the south of france, walking around Antibes in a pink teeshirt with dark pink bits where my boobs were leaking.

The shame......

hawksley Sun 31-Jul-05 10:49:41

mmm, so that theory doesn’t work. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow.

nailpolish Sun 31-Jul-05 10:53:09

best of luck for your induction.

my boobs leaked from day 1, was one of the first signs i had that i was pg both times.

at least its a sign that your body is preparing hawksley

Gillian76 Sun 31-Jul-05 11:01:43

Never leaked during pregnancy. Lots afterwards though!

Hope it all goes well for you

edodgy Sun 31-Jul-05 11:13:42

My boobs didnt leak at all during my first pregnancy but my baby came 3 days early and then my colostrum didnt come for 4 days! work that one out lol

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