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Answer Taken from www.bith.com.au: Some women will try and express colostrum from their breasts during pregnancy. If you do it is normal to only to get a few drops… out at any one time. This can be done by massaging the breast down to the nipple and then compressing the areola, with your fingers at least a couple of centimetres behind the actual nipple. Some parents express concerns that if they leak colostrum they will not have 'enough' for their new baby when he or she is born. This is a myth, because the breasts are capable of constantly replenishing colostrum and breast milk every 3 to 4 hours or so. Your new baby will get all they need! This is why women can still breastfeed other children while they are pregnant, and a few will even 'tandem feed' (that is feeding the older sibling and new baby) after the birth Hope this Helps
Your breasts started leaking colostrum a week ago 8 months after giving up breast feeding Could this be a sign of pregnancy or can milk just return at any time after breast feeding?
Answer My breast leaked over a year after I had my children.My doctor said it was normal.
Colostrum is the milk that a female mammal produces immediately after the first few hours after giving birth. It contains immunoglobins, antibodies and essential nutrients tha…t are very important for the health and vigor of a newborn.
You may well be, but.... You probably are. Your body starts to produce colostrum in your 3rd month of pregnancy. Have you taken a pregnancy test? However there… are other hormonal disorders that can cause you to leak it when you aren't pregnant so you should check with your doctor just to make sure. Source: My OB/GYN
Answer I had my last period 1 1/2 months ago had a blood test done 2 weeks ago but my breasts are leaking colostrum. Am i pregnant? I stopped breastfeeding my second ch…ild October 2006, might it be due to this that the milk is just still working itself out
Answer As long as you have had a negative pregnancy test or there is NO CHANCe of being pregnant (such as no sex) then it doesnt matter when you start. It may jus…t throw off your pill pack and you may have a more irregular cycle to start off with.
I wondered this as well but haven't been able to find an answer. I have this problem 4 months after giving birth. Assume it's hormonal and have been told hormones can ta…ke a while to return to normal and the length of time varies for each person.
Colostrum extraction has no bearing on the ability to breastfeed, Generally as long as you are able to get a good clean latch, and the baby is extracting milk properly…, then you should have no problems breastfeeding at all.
Yes - my baby stopped growing at 13 weeks, but we didn't know until 16 weeks. The doctor induced using Cytotec in a hospital. Everything was expelled. Two days later, I not…iced my nipples were moist. I was leaking colostrum. I was able to hand-express it.
You are 31 weeks pregnant and have just started leaking colostrum and blood is leaking from your breast is this normal?
Leaking small amounts of colostrum is normal, but leaking blood from you breasts (unless they are cracked, dry and irritated, may not be normal. Ask your OB. Leakin…g small amounts of colostrum is normal, but leaking blood from you breasts (unless they are cracked, dry and irritated, may not be normal. Ask your OB.
It just means that you are normal. Your body is preparing for the birth and feeding of your baby. Many women experience colostrum leakage early in their pregnancy, some even i…n their first trimester.
Colostrum comes around the 24 week of pregnancy. Most women do NOT leak however. It is just there.
Are you pregnant if you have abdominal pain and your breasts are leaking colostrum and you urinate frequently and what if your on a birth control also?
well if you have been taking depo for a while than that could be the problem cause your horomones raise and can cause symptoms of pregnancy symptoms .....you just need to go t…o a doctor and get a pregnancy test
yes. It can show up as early as 6 weeks of pregnancy.
Well you need to be lactating to generate colostrum (not actually pregnant). It's called the let down reflex and it is just that a "reflex". Manipulation of the areola and nip…ple will if done daily and done long enough can trigger the let down reflex to occur. Colostrum being the first fluid generated by the mammary glands. Actual leaking from the piercing all depends on the placement of the piercings, the gauge and the type of jewellery (rings or barbells). Leakage will generally only occur when the breast is manipulated with a fair amount of force or if the breasts haven't been expressed in some time if you are lactating. The pressure applied to the breast can build up some fluid pressure and cause leakage. However during normal breast feeding the nature drawing action should cause no leakage at the piercing points.
Yes, especially if it is not your first pregnancy
You start producing colostrum around the third month of pregnancy. You may or may not leak colostrum during your last few months of pregnancy.