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lactation Jazzie Rose Due May 29 (boy); Australia 16 posts
May 4th '13

im 36 weeks and i have not lactated once, im not sure if this is good or bad :/
will i be able to give milk when he comes? i dont know whether i should be worried.

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4492 posts
May 4th '13

I never lactated and had him by c-section at 38 weeks..my milk came in 3 days later and we did fine until I stopped stupidly :/

*~AngelEyes~* 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 11214 posts
May 4th '13

Some women don't start lactating until after the baby gets here. Your body is already making milk for the baby, just probably not as fast as other women.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
May 4th '13

Milk doesnt come in until after the baby is born. You may or may not get colostrum during pregnancy some women leak some dont neither has any bearing on if you can successfully breastfeed or not.

Jazzie Rose Due May 29 (boy); Australia 16 posts
May 4th '13

thank you that makes me feel a bit better i really want to breastfeed, should i take formula with me in the hospital bag just in case as well?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
May 4th '13
Quoting Jazzie Rose:" thank you that makes me feel a bit better i really want to breastfeed, should i take formula with me in the hospital bag just in case as well?"

No. Way to easy to cave. Babies tummy is super small at first they cant hold much. Your body will know what to do. Milk doesnt come in for 2-7 days after birth the colostrum is all your baby needs.

Jazzie Rose Due May 29 (boy); Australia 16 posts
May 4th '13

oh okay thanks, im getting a little nervous about everything, being my first baby and all, i cant wait either :3

Jazzie Rose Due May 29 (boy); Australia 16 posts
May 4th '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jazzie Rose:</b>" thank you that makes me feel a bit better ... [snip!] ... will provide that if you choose not to breastfeed. At least they do here... Dont know about Australia(if thats where your from)"

yeah im from australia

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
May 4th '13
Quoting Jazzie Rose:" oh okay thanks, im getting a little nervous about everything, being my first baby and all, i cant wait either :3"


only a very small percentage (like 10% or less) of women truly have problems nursing. The majority of those who say they had production issues just weren't educated enough to know what to expect or were given bad advice.