Should I make my boyfriend stop??

Crystal - posted on 08/25/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I'm a first time mother and I'm 28 weeks along. My boyfriend likes to "nurse himself" for lack of a better term. Is he "stealing" the baby's colostrum or does it only change to mature milk after the baby's been born??


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Cherish - posted on 08/25/2012




"It contains a large amount of the antibody secretory immunoglobulin (IgA), which protects the mucous membranes in your baby’s throat, lungs, and intestines. Colostrum also helps protect your baby from bacteria, viruses, and other toxic material by forming a protective film over your baby’s porous intestines to prevent any foreign substances from entering. Colostrum also contains high concentrations of protective white cells, called leukocytes, which destroy disease-causing bacteria and viruses."

"With consistent breastfeeding, your breasts will begin producing transitional milk by the third or fourth day after birth, and mature milk after approximately two weeks. As your mature milk comes in, it will appear thinner and whiter in color and the volume will increase while the concentration of antibodies decreases; however, the disease-fighting properties of breastmilk never completely disappear – your baby will continue to receive immunological protection as long as he breastfeeds. "

Kristin - posted on 08/25/2012




Not sure on this one. you are going to have to check w ur doctor. your body produces colostrum for the baby for the first few weeks then produces milk to meet ur babys needs. please ask your doctor cause I would assume your body is thinking that you are nursing now and will start produce milk shortly and the baby will miss out on the very important colostrum but I have no experience w nursing a man, just a baby so please ask ur Dr.

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