Breast milk: production before birth of baby?

Patient

Q: Can my milk come fully in before the baby is born??

Doctor

A:   Typically one can have some milk discharge close to term. However the true prodction of milk occurs after about 2 days of delivery. The milk like substance which is expressed after delivery immediately is called colustrum and is very very rich in nutrients, vitamins as well as immunoglobulins and is highly recommended for the new born.

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