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Breast Milk

Can a woman produce the full breastmilk that comes after colostrum during pregnancy? Can she stimulate it by pumping?


Asked by Amber211 at 7:36 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (5)
  • NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo don't do it! Among other things, it can bring on labor - not a good idea! A newborn needs colostrum, and breastmilk naturally changes based on the age of the child. Just leave your boobs alone til baby comes!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • ya but it's not a good idea. your baby will need the colostrum when he or she is born.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 7:39 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Exactly what the others said.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Can she, yes. Should she, no. As the others said the baby needs that colostrum right after birth and the pumping could bring on labor.

    Answer by aeneva at 9:00 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • NO you can not produce FULL BREASTMILK during pregnancy. No matter how much there is it's still colostrum. The production of breastmilk is trigger by the detaching of the placenta. You go through several stages of milk starting with colostrum and ending with full milk.

    You should NOT try to pump or stimulate the milk unless you are under the supervision of a doctor or midwife when trying to induce labor due to a medical reason.

    If you do not have a medical reason for an induction you should NOT stimulate your breast due to the hormones it releases which cause contractions.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on May. 28, 2010