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Thick and Sticky?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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I've started the relactation journey. I've been pumping for two days. I'm only getting drops so far and its really thick and sticky. Is that normal and can I give it to them? I don't wanna waste a drop.
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Lenore0708
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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Mommavieve
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM
I don't know, but here's a bump.
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GoodyBrook
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM
I'm not sure. But if I were in your position, I would use it. I can't imagine that our bodies would make toxic milk during the process of relactation. Is it like colostrum? Could it be your body's equivalent?
SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I know after weaning my milk turns into a sticky, colostrum like substance... I would assume that's what this is and that's a GOOD sign!   Keep up the good work!  :)

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Lenore0708
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:24 PM
I just added it to one bottle. my husband thought I was crazy. Its only like 4-5 drops. lol
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ty355172
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM
My milk is sticky! R u pumping after nursing? Might be thick because its hindmilk.
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Precious333
by Group Admin - Julia on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

sounds like colostrum to me :)

carolyntx
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 4:01 AM
Yay for progress!!!! Is Nora still latching and pacifying? I know that'll help it come in faster :) are you able to find time to pump around the babies?
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Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 4:06 AM

Sounds like colostrum or a close equivalent.  It should be safe to add, and even packed with good things like newborn colostrum!

Keep up the journey, this is a good sign.

Also, make sure you stay hydrated.

Lenore0708
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:06 AM
Nora still likes to comfort nurse when she's sleepy. I let her :)

Quoting carolyntx:

Yay for progress!!!! Is Nora still latching and pacifying? I know that'll help it come in faster :) are you able to find time to pump around the babies?
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