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pregnancy boobies InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Jan '13

I don't remember this with either of the kids... or the passed pregnancies.
I was in the bath last night and was washing and I looked at my nipples and there was white. I squeeze my nipple to see what it was and white stuff came out? It was odd... my b**bs have never done anything like that before like I said.
I'm only 7 1/2 weeks sooo I don't know what it could be?
Is it a good sign I might be able to BF?!

BeccaSauraus 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1869 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" I don't remember this with either of the kids... or the passed pregnancies. I was in the bath last night ... [snip!] ... that before like I said. I'm only 7 1/2 weeks sooo I don't know what it could be? Is it a good sign I might be able to BF?!"


That happened to me when I was pregnant. My midwife said it was dried colostrum. And maybe! I'm BF now and I had it :D

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11934 posts
4th Jan '13

It's colostrum, which is what your baby will eat first before your milk comes in. Leaking or not leaking isn't an indication of if you will breastfeed successfully. There are way too many other factors involved including emotional support system, society, calorie intake of mother, and so forth.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
4th Jan '13

I never had that last pregnancy and EBF for a year.



I dont know what your issues are with breastfeeding, but in my experience it can be done as long as medication is not a factor.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting BeccaSauraus:" That happened to me when I was pregnant. My midwife said it was dried colostrum. And maybe! I'm BF now and I had it :D"


Oh that makes me happy!
with my 2 kids I could never BF... I tried but NOTHING came out. My OB said that sometimes women's bodies just have a hard time producing but after a few pregnancies their bodies sometimes get into the swing of things.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
4th Jan '13

Yup colostrum. It doesn't really have an effect on your ability to bf. but it's not a bad sign either :) Bfing will be successful mostly with hard work, desication, patience, and BG mamas!

BeccaSauraus 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1869 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" Oh that makes me happy! with my 2 kids I could never BF... I tried but NOTHING came out. My OB said ... [snip!] ... women's bodies just have a hard time producing but after a few pregnancies their bodies sometimes get into the swing of things."

I wish you luck momma!

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Yup colostrum. It doesn't really have an effect on your ability to bf. but it's not a bad sign either :) Bfing will be successful mostly with hard work, desication, patience, and BG mamas!"


I really tried hard for 6 weeks with both of my stinkers but I couldn't let them starve :(
even when I tried to pump NOTHING came out my daughter thought it was the oddest thing.
I don't take any medications or anything. I am REALLY going to try REALLY hard with this baby, I'm hoping so much I get some kind of supply.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11934 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" I really tried hard for 6 weeks with both of my stinkers but I couldn't let them starve :( even when ... [snip!] ... any medications or anything. I am REALLY going to try REALLY hard with this baby, I'm hoping so much I get some kind of supply."

Were they having enough wet diapers and gaining weight? Pumping isn't an indication of low or no supply. I could never pump more then 1/2-1oz per hour but breastfeed for two years with our oldest. You can also try mothers milk tea and funrek (spelling?).

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Clk:" Were they having enough wet diapers and gaining weight? Pumping isn't an indication of low or no supply. ... [snip!] ... then 1/2-1oz per hour but breastfeed for two years with our oldest. You can also try mothers milk tea and funrek (spelling?)."


nothing at all would come out! I would have them nurse for a long while a few times a day until they because frustrated and upset because they weren't getting anything.
I had them try all the time, even if it was just like using it as a paci but NOTHING. I felt weird after a few weeks because they were just nursing for no reason :(
Even at the hospital they made me supplement and they REALLY push for BFing at mine. They weren't pooping or peeing.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11934 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" nothing at all would come out! I would have them nurse for a long while a few times a day until they ... [snip!] ... reason :( Even at the hospital they made me supplement and they REALLY push for BFing at mine. They weren't pooping or peeing."


Yeah babies do comfort nurse and probably were trying to up your supply too. All you can do is try again.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Clk:" Yeah babies do comfort nurse and probably were trying to up your supply too. All you can do is try again."


I'm going to work my booty off! :D
I want to BF more than anything.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" Yeah babies do comfort nurse and probably were trying to up your supply too. All you can do is try again."</blockquote>




Clay comfort nurses. Its also to up your supply. Drink so much water you cant stand it and eat lots of heslthy foods (i know thats not an issue for you!). Also regular oatmeal that you have to make stove top style can up your supply.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11934 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" I'm going to work my booty off! :D I want to BF more than anything."


That's a great attitude to have, and I wish you luck. :)

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting zombie.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" Yeah babies do comfort nurse and probably were trying ... [snip!] ... foods (i know thats not an issue for you!). Also regular oatmeal that you have to make stove top style can up your supply."


One thing I CANNOT do is oatmeal lol... texture *shudders*