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Producing breast milk at 23 weeks Rss

I'm 23 weeks pregnant (2 days ago) and have noticed a small amount of leakage coming from my breasts, specifically when I'm asleep or have just woken up, because I don't wear a bra to bed, it's minimal, I have no doubt I'm getting this discharge from my nipples in the day when I'm wearing a bra but because I'm wearing the bra, I'm not noticing it until I have just a t-shirt on. Is this normal? Has anyone else been producing milk/whatever it is this early on? I was told by a few friends/family members who have had children that they started producing milk a few weeks before having their baby, but I'm still only in my second trimester and as this is my first child, I'm a bit worried as to what it means.
Hi,

I wouldn't worry about this too much, it probably just means that all your hormones are working well and establishing a milk supply will come easy to you!

In my first pregnancy I never really noticed it but during this pregnancy I have been experiencing 'leakage' since about 12wks. My GP says this is cause I've had my pregnancies so close together.

I would mention it in passing to your care provider next time you are there or ring them up to ask them if it is concerning you, just to put your mind at rest (they are used to 1st time mums asking these types of questions, 2nd time mums too come to mention it!).

All in all this is probably one of the 1st cases of your body or your baby dictating what happens and not you! Welcome to motherhood! Good luck and I hope this helped put your mind at rest.
Dont panic, you will be fine.

The leaking didnt happen to me, if it had I would have mentioned it to my mum. Did it happen to yours?

And then spoke to my Doctor.

On the upside, if the milk comes in more that a drip, you could freeze it for your baby.

All the best,

x Lindie
yes this happened to me with my first as well, not with second as I was still bf DS & I'm at 23 weeks too and getting small leakage again. Other then being annoying and giving DH something to laugh about it - it really cracked him up that my breasts started to leak everytime i bumped them it wasn't a problem. Not sure if early production is a sign of a quantity but I had no trouble with supply with ds despite him coming early & had one midwife tell me she'd never seen anyone express so much colustrum after just having bub (DS had breathing difficulties and I had to express for the first 4 days as he was being fed through a tube).

Robin


I'm 23 weeks pregnant (2 days ago) and have noticed a small amount of leakage coming from my breasts, specifically when I'm asleep or have just woken up, because I don't wear a bra to bed, it's minimal, I have no doubt I'm getting this discharge from my nipples in the day when I'm wearing a bra but because I'm wearing the bra, I'm not noticing it until I have just a t-shirt on. Is this normal? Has anyone else been producing milk/whatever it is this early on? I was told by a few friends/family members who have had children that they started producing milk a few weeks before having their baby, but I'm still only in my second trimester and as this is my first child, I'm a bit worried as to what it means.


Completely normal!
This is one of those things you just don't get told about pregnancy, alot of us leak earlier then expected. I started leeking at 18 weeks, its just your breasts developing and getting ready to feed bubs. I too had it worse at night, I would highely recommend investing in a descent maturnity bra now (one that will stretch as they grow) and some washable breast pads as it only gets worse and the last thing you want when your out is to have something trigger your breast to leek and ending up with a nice patch on your top. smile

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Great. Thanks so much everyone for your replies. I was starting to feel like a freak. My mum never breast fed, with myself or my 2 sisters so, to be honest, I knew nothing about milk production and when it starts/stops!
ahh the good ol' leaking lol. it used to drive me nutty. would wake up in the night to wet arms and massive wet patches on the bed from my leaking hehe. it started around the 20week mark. it usually happens quite early in first pregnancies because your body doesnt quite know what to expect with bubba.
its called collostrum...and you'll produce it right up until a couple days into babies life...then it'll change to actual breast milk which baby will create by constantly sucking out the colostrum. its extremely beneficial to baby and theres nothing better or more nutricious in the world.
just wait until your milk comes in and then you'll have to sleep with a bra...i even have to change breast pads in the night cause they get so dam full lol
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