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HOW SOON DOES BREAST MILK COME IN AFTER BIRTH? AND IF YOUR INDUCED DOES IT COME IN JUST LIKE IF U WERE TO DELIVER NATURALLY?

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ALLIE637

Asked by ALLIE637 at 9:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • it should come in two to three days after birth and yes if you are induced it comes in if you were to deliver naturally. I breast fed after being induced.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • It comes in about 3 days after you have the baby in the mean time you have colostrum in the breast that sustains the baby until your milk comes in. And being induced just means they break your water for you and give you some drugs to start the contractions and yes your milk comes in whether you have a natural birth, induced, or c-section.
    ArmyWife112908

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 9:32 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Mine came in right away after birth, within a day. I was induced 4.5 weeks early with my first and 3 weeks early with my second and got my milk with both.
    sadira29

    Answer by sadira29 at 9:32 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • It usually comes in 3 or 4 days after birth. Sometimes it can take a little longer, and yes, if you're induced then it can take a bit longer. (Also because of the IV fluids, more engorgement due to edema is common - this can make latching tricky at first and being prepared for it is a good idea.) Some women don't have their milk in until day 7. Supplementing before then can actually make it harder to establish a supply.

    Even if you don't have actual "breastmilk" you will be producing colostrum in the first days. This light golden fluid may *seem* very sparse, but is very calorie-dense and nutrient-rich, and is really all baby needs for that first week!
    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 9:35 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • if it it your first it comes in quickly like 24-48 hours... subsequent babies takes longer... upto 6 days dont worry your baby is not starving they still get collostrum until the milk comes in ...and induced or not doesnt change anything when the placenta separated from the wall of the uterus a hormone is released telling your brain to get to work... your breast catch up shortly
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 9:37 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • by the 3rd day and yes it's the same
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • for the most part its 2-3 days post partum. but mine's always in within 12or so hours (comes in like a freight train for me)

    induced or normal...it comes no matter what.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 1:15 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

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