Breastmilk before baby is born

by Angel

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 kind of 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 a baby yet. Everything I'm finding says you can't have milk before baby, but I do. Have you ever heard of it before? Can I save it and store it for when the baby arrives?

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

Its thick and you may need to hydrate yourself. It happens once in a while in some moms who used to breastfeed. Your system has primed earlier for the upcoming baby. It's normal.

Jul 01, 2012
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
by: Tracy


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 have a healthy pregnancy, you don't need to worry about that.

Jul 03, 2012
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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