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how long till milk comes out?? 23wks

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my boobs hurt soo bad my nipples are soo tender... does this mean milk is comming,, any advice?

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I think your breast are going to hurt just because you are pregnant and your body is trying to prepare to produce milk but you don't actually produce milk until after your baby is born. However according to the American Pregnancy Association, "During your second trimester your breasts will begin to produce colostrum. Colostrum appears thick and yellow at first, and as birth draws near, it becomes pale and almost colorless. Colostrum will provide your baby with his first few meals before your milk comes in. Discharge may occur at any time, when your breasts are massaged, or when sexually stimulated. There is no need to be alarmed when this happens, and there is no need to worry if it does not happen. Women who do not experience discharge in pregnancy still produce and provide milk for their baby."
The milk doesn't come in until 3-4 days after you have the baby.  Your breasts are sore because of the hormones surging through your body.

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