Foremilk...?

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Registered: 02-14-2012
Foremilk...?
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 11:00pm

When my son was born I had to start pumping right away due to complications and him having laching difficulties after we got home. I noticed I was pumping about 3-7 oz per boob in 5-10 minutes. While I was prodicing this much milk I started freezing it. My question is do you think there is a possiblity that it was mostly Foremilk?

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:30am
If you started pumping right away after birth, it would have been colostrum for several days up to even a week. Then it would have changed gradually to regular milk, some of which was likely to be foremilk and some of which was likely to be hind milk.

If you've got frozen colostrum, you probably want to work that through pretty soon. It's very specialized and has quite a strong laxative effect because it was intended to purge meconium from your baby's system right after birth. You probably want to cut it with fresh milk and use it sparingly so as not to have a diaper blow-out. Just a thought......