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Im 39 weeks and 1d pregnant. I am just barely seeing a little of my colostrum coming through, but it is so little. I have to keep squeezin my breast to get just a little out. After birth will the colostrum come out more heavily or will i get the same small amount that im getting to come out now...? I just hope that im able to breast feed! Help please...

I can only get the colostrum to come out after taking a shower. If i dont take a shower it is much more difficult to get any at all to come out....


Asked by sugalove20 at 3:08 PM on Jun. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No worries, your body will produce what it needs to do to feed your baby. Actually with my second pregnancy, my breasts started spouting colostrum during delivery. Besides babies don't really need a lot of food those first few days, they still have reserves from mom and they get enough from the colostrum they get.

    :) Good luck to you and you LO to come.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 3:13 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • relax, colostrum is normal and it probably will still be colostrum after the baby is born. i breastfed my 1st daughter and it took a couple days for my milk to become a steady flow instead of colostrum, and when you feed your baby for the first time it probably will only be colostrum which is really good for the baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • it doesnt matter how much comes out while you are pregnant, mine was like that too and i have a REALLY REALLY good milk flow!

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 3:10 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • Don't worry about it! I didn't have any colostrum come out while I was pregnant and I produced enough milk to feed 2 babies!!

    Answer by mazonmom at 3:14 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • it will increase after a couple days and then your milk will come in, and whoa thats painful i got like 8oz everytime i pumped

    Answer by ilovenoah26 at 3:16 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • if your worried about it you could start pumping to increase the amount. I had to pump because i had a breast infection while pregnant. But when like previous post have said, the first few days the baby doesn't need as much so its not that big of a deal. your body will produce enough for your son. Ways to increase your supply when you get your milk, if your son/daughter doesn't eat every 2 hours, pump inbetween feedings. When i finally got my milk in i would get 16-24oz every time i pumped, and he was only eating maybe 4 oz of that per feeding, so i froze alot of it.

    Answer by vgiron at 3:25 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • thanks you guys, you guys were great help! i was sooo nervous about that

    Answer by sugalove20 at 3:27 PM on Jun. 12, 2009