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Answer . I started leaking colostrum when I was about 12 weeks along. Then I started leaking milk in my 7th month. It depends on your body ... some people never leak at all…..
Your breasts produce colostrum right away after labor. This is what the baby will drink while breastfeeding for the first couple of days after being born. Colostrum looks thin…ner than breast milk, and it has more of a yellow tint to it. It is still just the thing the baby needs those first few days. You will eventually see the colostrum looking thicker and whiter. This is your breast milk coming in. It is different for every woman, but it takes somewhere between 2 to 5 days after the baby is born to produce actual milk. More details: When you are about 6 months, your body may start to prepare to begin milk production. Usually around 7 months, you will notice colostrum either leaking or expressed from the nipples. This is "pre-milk," and for some women, it does not appear until after the birth of your baby. About 3-4 days after birth, you will feel your breasts becoming engorged. This may cause your breasts to enlarge 3-4 times their original size, and can be hard, and very painful. A lactation consultant (available for questions at many hospitals) can help you learn how to relieve this. Many physicians believe the breasts are not fully mature until a woman has given birth and produced milk. Breast changes are one of the earliest signs of pregnancy - a result of the pregnancy hormone, progesterone. In addition, the areolas (the dark areas of skin that surround the nipples of the breasts) begin to swell followed by the rapid swelling of the breasts themselves. Most pregnant women experience tenderness down the sides of the breasts and tingling or soreness of the nipples because of the growth of the milk duct system and the formation of the many more lobules. By the fifth or sixth month of pregnancy, the breasts are fully capable of producing milk. As in puberty, estrogen controls the growth of the ducts and progesterone controls the growth of the glandular buds. Many other hormones, such as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, oxytocin, and human placental lactogen (HPL) also play vital roles in milk production. Other physical changes, such as the prominence of the blood vessels in the breast and the enlargement and darkening of the areola occur. All of these changes are in preparation for breastfeeding the baby after birth.
well this is my second prgnancy and I'm 2 days from starting my 6th month and my breast starting leaking one week ago. and it doesn't happen everyday but so far it's been 3 ti…mes. and i got a feeling its not going to stop anytime soon. Mine started leaking at 5 months. :)
It's different for everyone - some in the first month and others in the last month
im not sure but i was told its different for every women... my friend who is pregnant said her doctor told her alot of women notice leaking during the 5-6month
to much of it can make you dependent on it latter on but 1-2 tablespoons at night while constipations is problamatic will be fine. I was told to take it by my dr. who is… also a family friend and i trust him with my own and my babies life.
Yes. In fact, you don't even have to be pregnant to start lactating. It's possible to artificially induce the lactation process by simply using a breast pump a few times, whic…h is how wet nurses and mothers who have adopted infants are able to produce milk on demand. After that, milk production will adjust according to the frequency of milking.
Right after she has had a calf, or in more scienfitic terms, lactation starts immediately after parturition.
Depends on the person. Most people dont start to lactate til their babies are born, but many people leak colostrum months before they are due
There are a number of different hormones involved in pregnancy, and I will outline the main hormones and their purposes below: Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin - this is involve…d in the maintanence of the corpus luteum, which secretes progesterone and oestrogen during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, after which the placenta takes over production of these hormones. This hormone is secreted by the chorion/placenta. Oestrogen - initially secreted by the corpus luteum up to 12 weeks, after which placenta takes over secretion of this hormone.Oestrogen inhibits the hormones FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH ( Lutenising hormone), both of which are involved in the process of ovulation in a menstruating woman. During pregnancy, menstruation must stop, and so Oestrogen inhibits these 2 hormones. It also acts on the uterus, causing growth of the uterus and increasing the sensitivity of the uterus to the hormone oxytocin which is involved in the processes of birth and lactation. It also inhibits the hormone prolactin, and thus inhibits lactation during pregnancy. However, it stimulates the development of the ductal system in the breasts in preparation for lactation after the baby has been born. Causes a softening and relaxing of the ligament of the pelvic girdle. Progesterone - again this is initially secreted by the corpus luteum, and later by the placenta. It stimulates the development of milk glands, and also inhibits the secretion of prolactin ( in order to stop lactation) and also inhibits FSH and LH. It stimulates growth and glandular activity of the uterus. It is essential for successful implantation and maintainence of the endometrium, stimulates endometrial glands to secrete nutrients taken up by the developing embryo and slightl supresses the mother's immune system so the foetus is not rejected. As a steroid hormone, it is transferred to the fetus and used by the fetus for production of fetal hormones by the fetal adrenals. It also quitens muscular contractions of the uterus to prevent premature expulsion of the fetus, causes mammary glands to develop and enhances their ability to produce milk. Human placental lactogen - hormone made in the placenta which gives foetus priority over maternal glucose and fatty acids. Also known as Human Chorionic Somatomammotrophin.Prolactin - secreted by the maternal anterior lobe of pituitary gland, it is essential for expression of oestrogen and progesterone on the mammary glands. Having said that, oestrogen (and progesterone) inhibits lactation until birth. When levels of Oestrogen and Progesterone then decrease after birth, prolactin can exert its effects fully and lactation can take place.Relaxin - Causes the relaxation of ligaments, softens the cervix and inhibits muscle contractions.
dogs produce their milk from 2-3 weeks before they have their pups
Exactly the same reason as you don't when you're not pregnant - you don't have/produce the correct hormones.
What hormone promotes glandular tissue during pregnancy and produces milk after the birth of an infant?
Prolactin or lactogenic Hormone (PRL) promotes glandular tissue during pregnancy and produces milk after the birth of an infant
Nothing, you don't need milk to survive and many studies would suggest that its not that good for you in the first place. You do want to make sure that you are getting enough …calcium, which you could obtain from eating spinach or broccoli.