Breastmilk before baby is born

by Angel
(Oregon)

I'm a month away from having my third child. I've breastfed the first two. I'm a working mom so I also pumped.

I had pain in my right breast and couldn't figure it out. Told my Husband about it. The best way to describe it was when I'd get a clog when I nursed, it hurt, it was kinda hard and nothing was making it better. So he said try pumping.

Thinking nothing would happen, I tried. I got over an ounce of milk. Very yellowy milk. But milk. And I haven't had baby yet. Everything I'm finding says you can't have milk before baby, but apparently I do. Have you ever heard of it before? Can I save it and store it for when baby arrives?

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Jul 01, 2012
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yes you can freeze the colostrum
by: Anonymous

its thick and you may need to hydrate yourself. It happen once in a while in some moms who used to breast fed. your system has primed earlier for the upcoming baby. its normal.

Jul 01, 2012
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Milk before baby
by: Katelin Granados

I always leaked breast milk with both of my children when I was pregnant. It started around 6-7 months along. I would say its fine to store for your baby, it sounds like a very very early form of colostrum.

Jul 02, 2012
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normal
by: Tracy

Hi

Yes, this is normal, there are many moms that start leaking before they have given birth...some moms even breastfeed right through their pregnancies.

There is nothing wrong with expressing breast milk while you are pregnant.

Some believe that if you have a risky pregnancy with the possibility of a miscarriage that nipple stimulation might be a bad idea. But if you are having a healthy pregnancy, you dont need to worry about that.

Jul 03, 2012
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Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your information. It stumped me. I've been unable to get a hold of the doctor to ask about it.

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