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Mummy to 3 little goblins
I am 39 weeks pregnant and i asked my midwife when i'd start getting chlostrum coz like you i dont leak or have signs of milk being there. And she said most likely after i deliver the placenta so not quite sure when im going to get mine but hopefully it wont be faraway and hope i get some before he's born.
Sorry i have no real advice just thought i'd let you know i was in the same position.
Posted by: noddynelly
i plan on b/f didnt know if it had any effect on weather or not it i will be able to?
Just so you know, leaking, or not leaking in my case has NO impact on whether or not you are able to bf. There are only a small percentage of women who are actually incapable, or not advised to as is the case if mum has HIV for example.
Colostrum is produced whether you intend to bf or not and is the perfect first food for your bubs. There is not alot of it (so don't be concerned on that score) but is very rich and full of all the nutrients bub needs until your "proper" milk comes in at about day 3-5. My milk came in at day 2 this time as Alex was always on the boob and this is a good thing as it helps to get things going nicely. That's not to say that it won't be hard in those early weeks while things are getting established, but it is well worth it.
Put bubs to the breast as soon as you can after the birth, preferably within the first hour and feed on demand, allowing them to come off on their own; if they come off looking "drunk" all is well. LOL
See these links for some more info:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/start/index.html (This one is GREAT for info, even if it is an American site.)
I hope the labours, births and bf go well for everyone. Wish I had a bump. LOL
I had a dream last night that my chlostorum didnt come in until Caleb (unborn son) was sucking on the boob for a while so maybe i just have to wait til then and see if he looks drunk. lmao.
YAY!!!! only 6 days til due date.
And read before some tips to get labour started so going to go mow the lawn now. I'll let people know how that goes for me.