breast milk

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-21-2004
breast milk
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 4:54am

I'm not sure if this is the right place or not to ask this question but i need answers from someone. I'm just curious to know after a woman give birth, when she will have the milk in her breasts & how much will be the contents?

Whenever the woman breastfeed the baby, how soon the milk will be generated again & for how long there will milk in her breasts?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-05-2005
In reply to: sitra109
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 2:39pm

Hi there!

I wanted to share a link with you to the Breastfeeding Support: Ask the Lactation Consultant board.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
In reply to: sitra109
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 11:31pm
There is no real one answer to this. Generally, a woman has colostrum at first and then her actual milk comes in a few days later. How much she has depends on a lot of things (frequency/amount of feedings/pumping, foods she eats, medicines she takes, her hydration, and more). How long she produces milk can also depend on several things. It's really hard to say what will happen because it's different for everyone.