"This one empty." How does 3rd trimester of pregnancy effect breastmilk production? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 07-25-2011, 11:36 AM - Thread Starter
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Ok, I know this is silly but anyone have their child tell them that they were empty on a side?

DD told me this yesterday afternoon. 

When I tried to express milk a bubble of air formed and then popped.


She nursed on the other side and was fine.

That night, I asked her if the side that was empty was full again and she said, "Yes."


I'm just curious though, is my supply changing because I'm heading to my third trimester of pregnancy?  If yes, will my toddler get milk or will it turn to colostrum?  Will I have enough colostrum for the newborn?


Anyone have experience of tandem nursing and can share with me any changes I should expect during my third trimester?




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it can depend. some moms go completely dry for a while and then their colostrum comes in, some moms transition from milk straight to colostrum. don't worry about your child stealing all the colostrum before the baby is born, your body continues to produce more. once the baby is born it's usually recommended that you try to nurse the baby first or reserve one side just for the baby until your milk comes in. 

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