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Can you leak breast milk as early as 2-3 weeks pregnant?

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2013-02-11 03:15:29
2013-02-11 03:15:29

No. You generally start "lactating" in the fourth to fifth month. Two to three weeks is way too soon.

What is actually produced, however, is not milk but a yellowish substance called "colostrum". Actual production of milk is triggered by the sudden drop of the hormone progesterone when the placenta (afterbirth) comes free.

It is, however, possible to artificially induce lactation before actual childbirth.

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