I dont have experience of this yet. But i was at a breast Feeding clinic yesterday (Antenatal class) and it is totally normal not to have any during pregnancy - I havent yet. This will noramlly come in after the baby arrives and start suckling (to burst the seal so to speak)
I was worried as really hope to breastfeed but have had no leaking whatsoever but I am told this is very common and will come through one proper attachement is established.
Yes, there were 8 in our class and only 1 has leaking at the minute.
Basically the milk producing muscles are there but need to be worked in order for them to produce.
this may not be spot on technical wise but basically when the baby latches on property and starts sucking this sends a hormone from your piturity gland in brain to breast tissue and starts the glands working. some mums start without this but a lot it takes for stimulation before the breast will start the production.. then it takes about 3-5 days for actual milk to come in.
Midewife should us marbles and basically when a baby is born their tummy is the size of like a 1p piece (If not smaller) so the little amount of colostrum produces is enough to fill.. then the more we feed the more the breast will produce greater volumes. So you may think that as on 10ml of liquid comes out a day it is not enough, but it is, so dont worry about not feeding baby a substantail amount of liquid.
They explained that the first time the baby sucks will be uncomfortable as it is basically stimulating the milk glands to start the production. Also which i was surprised at is that our nipples will be in that far they are to the back of the baby's mouth/throat. the who aerola should be in the baby's mouth and not just nipple... then you will see babies whole jaw muscles going.
Once proper attachement has been achieved and you start producing this should not be sore, you will however feel the sucking the first few times.
It was all very interesting. Seems to me just be confident and ask for help and to be shown how to put baby on. Basically they said to put baby onto breast and make sure the whole nipple area is inserted as if it is not then thats when mums have problems as milk doesnt come in and its very painful. Just ask for help the first few times.
I didnt get any with my first. i had little white flaky bits on my nipples though (had that in all my pregnancies) but its nothing to worry about if you dont leak and it doesnt mean you cant breastfeed. a lot of people dont leak till after the birth x
i don't think all women leak during pregnancy and some don't after either, so wouldn't know they have it, during pregnancy i do have it and have done since well straight away i guess lol i was just finishing with bf my lo so my milk was in the process of doing one lol but i def have the gold top atm lol
i have not had any leaking but 2 nights ago i got my breast pump out (trying nipple stimulation to induce labor) and couldnt believe how much came out in just 10 mins with the pump (oh and i havent leaked since doing it either)
I leak colostrum almost every day now, started about 24-26 weeks and this is my first!
It used to just be a tiny spot every now and again, but now it can literally run out on to the bedsheets if i'm lying on my side and one of my boobs is squashed! Luckily DH isn't grossed out by it, we just have a giggle about it...then change the bedsheets!
If I put just a little pressure on my boobs it runs out - especially if I am in the bath - hoping it's a good sign, but also slightly concerned the good stuff is going to waste!
I enjoy nipple stimulation in foreplay, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it!
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