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colostrum at 24 weeks?

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rhia22 · 09/06/2020 22:38

i am 24 weeks and producing loads of colostrum, it comes out in big droplets if i squeeze and if i don't wear a bra it will leak on my top and sometimes on my bed sheets! this has gone on a few weeks! Is this normal? does it mean i'm going to be good at breast feeding? what are people's experiences of this?

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MsChatterbox · 09/06/2020 22:42

I would say normal. It may stop for a little while when the body adjusts, try not to panic. I'm not sure if it has any links to bf, as some people with no milk in pregnancy still do great after birth. But I would say its certainly not a bad thing!

Confusedcorona · 09/06/2020 22:44

I had this with my first. I had to start wearing nipple pads.
It was fantastic as I was able to express colostrum when I was around 38 weeks pregnant. I stored in a milk bag.
It came in handy as my baby had feeding troubles so we're syringe fed him colostrum a few times which really helped to perk him up.

HappyintheHills · 09/06/2020 22:46

It’s normal and some collect and freeze it for first feed or supplementary feeding

FirstTM2020 · 09/06/2020 23:25

Hey 🤗 ive been producing lots too since around the same time as you im now 37 weeks. Im still producing same amounts and midwife said its normal💁🏽‍♀️ she did remind me however not to try and squeeze any out prior to 37 weeks due to potentially inducing labour by expressing. X

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