When does milk develop in the breasts?
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 premilk, 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 there original size, and can be hard, and very painful.
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.
When I was pregnant my "milk" came around 6 or 7 months... I didn't even notice it until it was leaking all the way down my shirt and all over the front of me... highly embarassing but that WAS my first pregnancy... so now that I know... next time I will be wearing those "pads" as soon as I hit 6 months or so... just in case lol... Pam
This can indicate pregnant, but you would be 3+ months along for colostrum to develop. Another possibility is a infection in your milk duct. Directly stimulating your breasts can also lead to leakage in some women. I would recommend that you see your Doctor to rule out a hormonal imbalance being the cause.
Does a girl's breast contain milk even if she is not a pregnant and at what age she may find milk in her breasts?
Age has nothing to do with when a female produces breast milk, and the only time a female has milk in her breasts is after giving birth. The first breast secretion after delivering is not milk, but a substance called "Colostrum", which is thought to have more of the vital nutrients and immune boosters than the breast milk itself has. The breasts will produce the colostrum for about a day, then they will begin producing…
Yes and no. generally when a large breasted woman is coming into her milk, she may have more milk then a woman with small breasts, who is also coming into her milk. This generally settles down when feeding schedules have been more established and the milk production has settled into the supply and demand routine. There will only be as much milk as is needed in the breasts due to the entire concept of supply…
The breasts of a female primate's body contain the mammary glands, which secrete milk used to feed infants. Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men. As a result, women's' breasts become far more prominent than those of men.
When girls hit puberty, estrogen is released into the body and the breasts begin to grow. This tends to coincide with the beginning of menstruation. As the breasts grow, the milk ducts in them increase in size, causing the breasts to expand at the nipple. Then the breast tissue itself expands. During pregnancy, the hormone progesterone readies the breasts to produce milk. The breasts grow larger due to additional fat and swollen milk glands.
No, not normally. Men have functioning nipples that can potentially produce milk, but do not because males have a different hormone makeup. If artificial hormones are introduced or an imbalance occurs, then they can potentially produce milk or develop breast tissue. However, this is not the norm for a healthy adult male. There are also males that chose to be surgically altered to have breasts. Some overweight makes have fatty deposits in their chests area…