+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    405
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0

    Default how do you know when your milk comes in?

    I had a c section 5 days ago and I am wondering if my milk is in yet? I tried expressing this morning and after half an hour I only got about 5 mls so I'm guessing not

  2. #2
    MilkingMaid's Avatar
    MilkingMaid is offline Winner 2009 - Mod Award - most supportive member
    Question those who don't question authority
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    9,661
    Thanks
    3,787
    Thanked
    2,144
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Expressing is not an indication of your milk supply.

    Colostrum is quite think yellow and creamy, wheras your milk is markedly milky. What you managed to express, is it thick, or more milky?

    most women will have quite engorged breasts when the milk comes in, but not all.

    If you had a c/s then it is common for the milk to come in a bit later, so it is definitely possible that yours is still to come.

    What did you experience last time you gave birth?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,869
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    1,201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I knew as they were huge, sore and hard like rocks. I equate it to the way a boob job might be. I had a c-sec too and my milk came in 2 days after. Everyone is different though

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,290
    Thanks
    2,377
    Thanked
    903
    Reviews
    72
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I knew because I could hear my bub swallowing differently and I had a huge let down which would spray everywhere if he wasn't attached!! Also rock hard breasts like a PP said.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    454
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    58
    Reviews
    0
    Mine came in on the 6th day. I couldn't get outta bed they were so big and sore, my DH had to help me up.
    U will know


 

Similar Threads

  1. Goats milk vs Cows milk for bf baby?
    By MilkiCuddles in forum Weaning & Starting solids
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-04-2012, 21:17
  2. Got enough milk?
    By Danigail in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20-02-2012, 13:52
  3. No milk yet?
    By BIBA in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20-02-2012, 11:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!