Colostrum?

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Registered: 02-12-2009
Colostrum?
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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:51am

Hope this isn't TMI, but since we're all preggo I couldn't imagine it is.

I stopped pumping with DS almost a year ago, last April to be exact. (He never latched on so I exclusively pumped.) Anyway, the past week or so I've noticed when I get ready to take a shower that my nipples look like they have a little bit of milk dried on them (that maybe TMI lol!). But this morning I was running around looking for a bra that fits since my breasts just keep getting bigger and I felt something wet on them, I looked down and there was milk or colostrum running down them! Is this normal!? I know it sometimes happens in the last month of pregancy but at 20 weeks!?

Any thoughts would be appreciated!


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Registered: 07-06-2003
In reply to: tarayvonne
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:59am
I have heard of this happening, since all women are different, hormones are changing and probably the fact that it hasn't been a long time since you stopped pumping. Ask your doc if you are concerned..but i am pretty sure it's normal.:)
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Registered: 02-12-2009
In reply to: tarayvonne
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 12:13pm

Thanks for reassuring me! I sure hope it's normal, it seems strange leaking and not having a baby to show for it, yet!


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Registered: 05-20-2008
In reply to: tarayvonne
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 12:16pm
Totally normal! In fact, right around now is the time some women start leaking colostrum.
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Registered: 04-07-2004
In reply to: tarayvonne
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 3:14pm

I happened to see your post on my way to my Sept. EC..but I thought I would comment...with my 2 previous preg. I experienced a lot of leakage, mostly at night..in fact I would have to wear breast pads sometimes (at night), it's gross, but I went on to nurse both my babies and was fine..just my experience! hope it helps!!

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Registered: 09-15-2010
In reply to: tarayvonne
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:55pm
It's normal :) I noticed I was producing some milk weeks ago, but it has completely stopped now. Hopefully it stays that way! Until the baby comes anyways ;)
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Registered: 02-12-2009
In reply to: tarayvonne
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 11:35am

Thank you all for letting me know I'm not alone! And thank you adp77 for stopping by and sharing!


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Registered: 08-29-2008
In reply to: tarayvonne
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 3:00pm

I'm a little late with my reply but wanted to let you know that I've been experiencing the same thing and I'm only 20 weeks as well.

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Registered: 06-22-2008
In reply to: tarayvonne
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 9:21pm

Mine have been doing that since about 17 weeks now...which I thought was super early....

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Registered: 02-12-2009
In reply to: tarayvonne
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 9:25pm

Thanks for chimeing in girls! Glad I'm not the only one having this!


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