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Will my milk dry up if it has already come in?

Im 30 weeks pregant, will it dry up b4 the baby arrives?....

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Asked by mamawall26 at 9:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You may have colustrum already and be leaking that, but it is doubtful that your milk has come in. Most people do not actually get their milk in till 3-5 days after giving birth. Once your baby starts nursing, your supply will meet the baby's demend.

    Answer by AlliO2 at 9:02 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • Your milk probably has not "come in yet." Your body is getting ready for the baby, though. It is normal to start to experience a little discharge, milk, in your breast right around the time of pregnancy that you are. It is important that you not express the milk, because the colostrum that you have, that is being prepared for the baby, needs to stay in there. Don't worry about leaking right now. IF you are leaking, just buy some breast pads to protect your clothes and you from being embarrassed! It is advisable to have breast pads for the first few months post delivery, anyway. Everything is working normally, be glad! Best wishes!

    Answer by Scimecamommy at 9:05 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • Your milk hasn't come in yet... it is just colostrum and it will not dry up. Once you give birth and baby starts to nurse it will trigger a response in your body to start producing milk (like pp said - can take as long as 6 days). Just nurse your baby and your supply will adjust as your baby grows.

    Answer by reflect1light at 9:06 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • nope. you'll be just fine.

    Answer by 2murphyboys at 9:41 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • No, you're probably leaking colostrum, which is quite normal. Your milk will come in a few days after the baby comes.

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:53 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • no when the baby is born ur milk will come in a few days after the baby is born.

    Answer by iheartkewi at 3:30 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

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