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could this be the beginning of breast milk? pls answer if u can...

i am 24 wks pregnant and yesterday i was wondering if my colostrum has began producing yet... so naturally, i squeezed. lol. anywhoo... i noticed only two or three very tiny droplets of clear liquid forming not on the actual nipple but on the areola (colored part) surrounding it. did a test squeeze on the opposite breast and the same thing happened. today i checked again and got the same results. the amt of fluid is so little that it could easily go unnoticed but it certainly is there. asked my fiance for conformation. lol. my question is could this possibly be the beginning stages of forming colostrum, and if so, why is the fluid coming from the areola instead of the actual nipple?
i plan to breast feed and couldnt with my first so i am a lil anxious to know if it could and hopefully will be breastmilk...pls help if u can thanks a milli!


Asked by kaitybuggsmomma at 2:29 AM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • The stuff coming from the areola is oil from your newly formed Montgomery glands. They keep your nipples from getting chapped when you have an infant suckling at them night and day!
    Having colostrum now or not is NO indication of how much milk you'll have once baby arrives. Try not to fret about it either way. Some women start leaking late in their first trimester, some don't at all until Baby arrives. There's a hormone shift that happens when the placenta falls off of the uterine wall, and that stimulates milk production. The colostrum you will have by then will be plenty for Baby, as Baby's stomach is only about the size of a shooter marble upon birth.
    Congratulations on your decision to nurse this time around! If you had trouble with your first, you need to rally support now. Get the numbers of a few good lactation consultants and the La Leche League in your area.
    Good luck!! =)

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:36 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

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