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Leaking Colostrum - second time round

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This is my second pregancy, and I am 21 weeks. With my first pregancy, I began leaking colostrum at about 16 weeks, so I've been waiting for it to start again. My question is, why hasn't it? I keep expecting it, and nothing. My boobs are sooo much bigger now then they were last time, and very sensitive, but no leaking. I have inverted nipples, and it's concerning me that they aren't trying to prepare like they were before. Or is it just that they know what is coming and don't see the need for prep?? Thanks!


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JOANNA - posted on 11/16/2011




I just took my first breast feeding class today,
FYI every pregnancy you will have it will be different, colostrum or no colostrum will happen. It will kick in during the birth of your baby. I had colostrum then it stopped and my instructor also said that was normal because it will kick in during birth. Obviously, your milk is producing itself if your breast have become large and sensitive. so don't worry mom your doing fine ;)

Alicia - posted on 02/24/2011




with my first i started leaking at 18wks and my second there was none until the last month, but when it came there was heaps.

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thanks, i am now 26 weeks, and have started again, just a small amount, which is much better then the drenching i used to get. i guess my body figures it doesn't need to practice that much.

Cyndel - posted on 01/31/2011




I am in the same boat.
I started leaking at 19 weeks with my first.
I am now 25 weeks with my second and nothing.
Our body just may not be rushing into things like the first time, since they are now pro's. I wouldn't worry but bring it up at your next prenate as I plan on doing and see what the doc/midwife has to say.

Brianna - posted on 12/30/2010




i think 16 weeks is really early. i didnt start until about 8 or 9 months

Sheila Sudlow - posted on 12/29/2010




usually colostrum is the first milk baby receives at birth or just after valuable for fighting infections and producing essential antibodies., it usually only comes in at birth so 21 or 16 weeks is early,then after delivery 3 days later the full milk comes in then.just keep stroking your nipples to pop them out again.Boots shop have a product that help inverted nipples check that out or online boots from sheila at

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