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where's the milk??

About how long after birth will it take for my milk supply to come in??

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Generally 1-3 days, but baby doesn't need much until them. You should have more than enough to satisfy their hunger with your colostrum, which some women start leaking as early as the 2nd/3rd trimesters. You should breastfeed your baby often within the first couple of days, even though it may seem he isn't getting much - it will stimulate your body to start producing larger amounts of milk earlier.

    Answer by missanc at 12:15 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Yes, generally 1-3 days, but sometimes even up to 5 days. It's OK. The colostrum will be enough until your milk comes in.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:04 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Anywhere up to SIX days is normal. Mine came in on day 6!

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:25 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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