Is it possible for breasts to produce milk before the baby is born, as in actually start coming out of the breast, my OH is concerned that if it started that they'd dry up as she's afraid her body will assume the feeding is already done and they'll stop producing milk. I know this is highly unlikely but I just wanted to ask so as to reassure her apologies if my post is somewhat incoherent.
Colostrum. Sometimes comes in the last few weeks.
It's Colostrum not the full milk as that only starts to come in after the baby has been born.
The baby will feed on the colostrum at first and that triggers the full milk production.
An expectant mother's body will in the last few weeks of the pregnancy start producing
colostrum this is a good thing and usually a good indicator that breast feeding will go well
rather then it drying up after the baby arrives.
Thanks very much, thats really helpful. Makes the whole situation a lot clearer now and I feel better knowing the benefits of it. Plus no need to worry at all