Anyone started producing it or leaking it yet? I've kept checking because I've essentially been dry nursing for a while (or at least I think I have) and my son asked for more milk a couple weeks ago. I checked and didn't see anything. Today I checked in the shower and I have squeezable colostrum even after he nurses. He's going to be so happy.
It doesn't leak in the daytime yet, which is funny - only ever at night. It usually starts if I cuddle with my husband, and the funny thing is, the breast that is the leaky one is the one that's next to him with the way we lay in bed. Maybe we should switch sides to get the other one going? :P
HawaiianBlessing - that's great that your son will be happy, but will he still be happy soon when he has to share? Heehee. I'm sure you'll make enough for everyone.
I started leaking at...maybe 20 weeks? It's just a tiny bit. It normally happens when I'm home and not wearing a bra, I think my shirt rubbing on it must stimulate it. And TMI, but I tried squeezing some out once and a little was coming out. I also find dried colostrum on my nipples sometimes. I'm 27 weeks btw.
When I googled it I learned that we start producing colostrum around 14 weeks, so leaking even sooner would still be normal. I'm a weirdo, but I was a little excited when I first noticed leaking. This is my first pregnancy and my boobs have always been a "dormant" body part and now they do something!
You ladies are brave. I didn't want DH to do anything with my boobs my first pregnancy. They were sore and now that I'm nursing, they are even more off limits. Last thing I want is to be fondled after being sucked on and picked at after putting DS to bed. I guess it's not so bad now that he only nurses in the morning, before naps and sleep and when his feelers get hurt. Poor guy (DH) . He's such a boob man. I blame it on his mom. He was BF'd till 4 or 5.
I could have been producing longer but don't really know because of the nursing. I'm an over producer and donated milk my last time around. I'm hoping to be able to do it again but with tandem nursing, I have no idea how it will go. Only time will tell.