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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

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Why do breasts have milk in them?

Women who are pregnant develop milk in their breasts to be able to feed her baby.

Why do girls develop breasts?

Girls develop breasts so when they have a baby, they are able to breastfeed. During pregnancy the breasts get larger and fill with milk to feed the baby. Those are the main reasons girls develop breasts.

Why do breasts develop?

It is a naturaly process of the body. It is realted to breastfeeding. The breast must develop in order to provide a place for milk when she is pregnant.

Do breasts hurt when they develop milk?

Most women do experience engorgement pain when the milk comes in. This lasts for 24-48 hours.

Why do girls get boobies?

Breasts in women develop primarily as a preparation to be able to feed milk to the new born infant.

When will you develop breasts?

Estrogen the hormone found in woman are the cause of breasts, and you develop breasts during or after puberty, when your hormones are at their highest peek.

Distinguish between the breasts and the mammary glands?

The breasts are the upper part of the chest. The mammary glands give milk. Chickens have breasts and they don't give milk. Many sea mammals have nipples to give milk, but, they don't have breasts.

Does drinking milk give you bigger breasts?

No it does not. But making milk yourself (lactation) does make your breasts bigger.

Can hormones help you develop breasts in puberty?

Yes, hormones are what make a woman develop breasts during and after puberty.

How old do you have to be for milk to come out of your breasts?

Well milk only comes from your breasts if your nursing a baby. So you would have to be pregnant to have milk come out of your breasts. You would have to at least have your period and that can happen at any age.

How many months pregnant are you before you get milk in your breasts?

When you're pregnant, the milk isn't in your breasts yet. It's not until after you actually give birth that you get milk in your breasts. It follows colostrom, which is a natural antibiotic.

Will drinking soy milk enlarge your breasts?

No drinking of soya milk will not help your breasts grow a single bit.

Will milk leak while the man is fonding her breasts after pregnancy?

Yes there are chances of milk leaking when the breasts are fondled.

How long does it take for breasts to develop?

From the time your breasts begin to develop, it should take two to three years to completely develop, however some girls do develop slower or faster than that.

Does breasts have milk in them?


What comes out of breasts?


What is bunny milk?

It is milk that comes from a female rabbit's breasts.

Why are there breasts?

Breasts exist to create milk for baby humans. Every mammal has breasts to feed their young.

Do girls breasts leak milk?

No because it only leaks when you give birth.

If you drink a lot of milk will that make your breasts big just by a little?

Sorry! Milk, even a lot of milk will not make your breast bigger, not even a little bit.. The only way to get bigger breasts is my breasts implants.

What makes your breasts develop?


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 milk. They will continue to produce milk for as long as the mother nurses, but when she stops nursing, the breasts stop producing milk.

Why would there be milk?

because you have breasts.

Do women with large breasts produce more milk than women with small breasts?

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 and demand, So if a heavy demand is placed on the breasts, then bigger breasts may have more milk in them then small breasts, but this is overly dependent, as i said, on the demand. A woman with twins, for instance, will produce more milk then a woman with only one baby, and this is between women with the same sized breasts. The more milk taken from the breast during a feeding, the faster it will be produced to replenish it. So the real answer is, Yes, but commonly, No. No. Not at all. I have fairly small breasts and have always produced an over-abundance of milk. I know plenty of large-breasted women who struggle with milk production.

What does the phrase when your breasts develop mean?

It basically are fancy words for "when your boobs/breasts are growing".