Colostrum during pregnancy

Waiting for the child - with nothing incomparable period in the life of a woman. A trembling expectation of the long-awaited miracle transforms the life of a woman. A future mother, if she really wants a child, begins to take care of herself, and therefore, about her unborn baby. The life of a woman during this period changes, the pregnant woman tries to lead a healthy lifestyle, walk more outdoors, eat more, rest more, do not overload and do not work hard, go to special classes for pregnant women, do not use any tablets (which, as is known , strongly undesirable in the period of bearing a child).

The future mother also tries to do everything to ensure that the forthcoming births are safely, easily and safely. And he simply yearns for the moment when he will be able to apply his newborn child to his breast. But there are times when pregnant women face an incomprehensible question and start to worry because - if the delivery is still far away, and the primary breast milk, colostrum, is already beginning to stand out! A woman may be frightened, she immediately has many questions: is this normal and what to do about it, will not such a turn of events affect the child and will the colostrum and milk end before delivery?

What does it mean - allocation of colostrum during pregnancy even before delivery?

Do not panic about this. The fact is that the process of isolating the primary milk is completely natural and does not threaten either the health of the pregnant woman or the health of her unborn child. Moreover, the allocation of colostrum prepares the mammary glands to the process of feeding. To develop colostrum begins already in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy, but for the present is not allocated. This is perfectly normal - the breasts are prepared for work.

At first colostrum looks like a thick sticky substance of yellow color, but the approaching genera make it more liquid and almost transparent. Sometimes a pregnant woman begins to feel a certain movement in the mammary glands, tingling, incomprehensible itching, she should not be frightened - it just means that the muscles of the mammary glands are starting to push the colostrum to the nipple.

And if colostrum is not allocated in advance and appears only during or immediately after childbirth? In this there is nothing unusual and terrible. In principle, colostrum and should not be allocated before the moment of delivery. Therefore, if it begins to appear only after the completion of the generic process, this does not mean that the mother will not have milk - these phenomena are not interrelated in any way. The presence and amount of colostrum that was released before, during or after delivery is a completely individual phenomenon, and pay attention to how much colostrum has been allocated during pregnancy and how much - after birth - absolutely not necessary.

Sometimes it happens that the colostrum begins to be produced and allocated already in the early stages of pregnancy, and it also does not go beyond the norm. This process at this time only indicates the swelling of the mammary glands, which is why they increase in size, preparing for the future process of milk allocation and feeding.

Factors provoking the release of colostrum

There are certain factors that provoke early release of colostrum during pregnancy. As a rule, they stimulate the secretion of colostrum during pregnancy, massage, stimulation of the breast during sexual intercourse, stressful situation, hot ambient air. The mammary ducts expand due to these factors, and the colostrum freely moves along them.

What should you do in cases of colon colitis?

  • First, purchase disposable special pads for breasts. You can use ordinary gauze, ironed with a hot iron. Pads should be regularly changed, because colostrum is an environment favorable for the reproduction of bacteria.

  • Secondly, you should regularly wash your chest with warm water and use only baby soap or do not use soap.

  • In the third, to express colostrum in no case it is impossible, as well as pressure on the chest. Any stimulation of the mammary glands can trigger the release of unwanted hormones - such as oxytocin. Oxytocin causes contraction of the uterus, and this is the way to a possible miscarriage.