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!
at 9:35 PM on Jul. 12, 2009