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Can a girl have breast milk (lactating) before giving birth to a child?

  1. LOT2DO profile image37
    LOT2DOposted 8 years ago

    Can a girl have breast milk (lactating) before giving birth to a child?

  2. pippap profile image85
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    Yes, in fact, I was producing breast milk two months before my second daughter was born.  It is not unusual for there to be milk in the weeks before delivery; but, it is very unusual for there to be milk months before the delivery. 

    It turned that there was nothing physically wrong with either myself or my pregnancy; but, I did attend a doctor just to make sure.

    So, while wearing breast pads for a time before giving birth may be a pain, I'm sure you, your pregnancy and your baby will be fine.   However, it never hurts to be cautious, so go to your doctor for a checkup and to let him know what is happening.

  3. karmicfilly profile image74
    karmicfillyposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely you can and it does not have to be after your first child only.  I leaked milk from 6 months on.  I seemed to have more milk than needed and when I lay down to sleep the pressure of my breasts resting on one another made me soaking wet every night.
    It was obnoxious but at least I had plenty of milk.....

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    RS Wightposted 8 years ago

    Yep.  I was ready for them well before the got here!  With my first it was ridiculous because I was lactating two full months before he was born and then the little bugger refused to nurse!

  5. 2besure profile image84
    2besureposted 7 years ago

    Yes!  Hormones that cause lactation increase toward the end of gestation.

  6. Sneha Sunny profile image84
    Sneha Sunnyposted 7 years ago

    yes..... however in general it does not happens........ but exception lies everywhere................hormones controls many things in our body............ even our behaviour.......