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    Default Colostrum

    For a week or two i've been leaking what i think is colostrum. But it doesn't look how people describe it. Mine is clear and feels a bit like oil i suppose and has a very sweet smell to it. Is this colostrum? It's never yellow and not very creamy. But it's the same as what i had when pregnant with Lily, so i'm assuming it is? Not worried, just making sure.


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    I leaked a variety of stuff! hehe Sometimes clear, sometimes thicker & yellowish, and sometimes milky. Think its just the bbs practising

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    Yep, that'd be colostrum!!! That's exactly what I was leaking when PG with Jacob. Even though Jacob was only BF for a matter of days, I still had BM until our little princess was conceived, when the BM turned back to colostrum (not milky), but these days it's turning more milky again!!!

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    Your nipples also have glands on them that produce like a lubricant/oil to help protect them, maybe its that? Its why you don't need to put anything on our nipples to "prepare" them. they are self regulated LOL.

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    Hmm i don't think it's that Fiona, coz i'm leaking like a cow lol. But interesting to know!

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    LOL, not a cow dear, just a very good mumma!

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    Well i just hope, more than anything, that i'm able to BF this time. Watch out, coz you'll probably be getting heaps of PM's from me when bub is born lol.

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    LOL thats ok, you can just ring me if you like! If there was a way I could post my number with only BB members beign able to see it I would. You should try & get along to a Bfing Education class that ABA hold before the birth, would give you a good head start.

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    Its what I'm hear for !

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    Ive started leaking over the past week.. mostly the yellow creamy stuff but other times its just been clear.. id say thats wat it is

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    Tegan I've been leaking a clearish kind of milky stuff for months. Only this week it is changing to a thicker yellow colostrum to get ready for bub

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    Hi,i am almost 30w and i am yet to leak any.. should i be? or do only some people have leakages. my boobs have grown but i havent had to go and buy new bras..

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    Not nescessarily Maggie. My best friend never had any leaking before her babies were born or between breastfeeds.

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    Fiona - I'm actually thinking of going to a BF class held by ABA soon. There's one in my area and i emailed them about it a couple of weeks ago. Can't remember when it is though, i just tired looking at their site and it seems to be down?

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