Where is my breast milk?

Amy - posted on 05/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Im a week past my due date and scheduled for induction to begin monday night. I haven't noticed any leaking from my breasts yet.. Will my breast milk come in? I really want to be a successful breast feeder and so paranoid I won't produce. I feel like my body is just a late bloomer when it comes to having this baby. Im not even dilated yet


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Kaitlin - posted on 05/19/2012




Some people don't leak colostrum before birth- totally natural- some do- also normal.
Don't expect your milk to really come in for a week or two after birth. Baby will suckle and get colostrum and even if it seems like she's not getting much, don't worry- as long as she has wet and dirty diapers often, you're fine.
Good luck! Breastfeeding can be stressful but like everything else, it's pretty awesome ;)
Also, aside, with my first I leaked like CRAZZZZZYYY since 20 weeks and I was dilated 3cm for 3 weeks- the punk was late. My second, I wasn't dilated at all and only leaked once before birth, and he was 10 days early (and we knew exactly when we conceived, lol, so it's not like our dates were off). Every kid is different. :D With my second child I actually produced more milk than my first, even though I never leaked.

Dove - posted on 05/19/2012




I never leaked anything (at least not that I noticed) before giving birth and I successfully breastfed every time. The actual milk can take 2-3 days (or even more) after birth before coming in, but the colostrum is very important for baby.

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