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at what gestational age will my milk come in?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
3rd trimester: Most pregnant women will notice changes in their breasts early in pregnancy. Colostrum is produced starting toward the end of the second, or beginning of the third trimester (around 28 weeks gestation). Some moms will notice colostrum leaking from the breasts in the third trimester.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
After delivery: The milk production will not start until after you deliver.

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Could my milk be drying up if I am still breastfeeding?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Yes: Yes, if your frequency of nursing is declining or if your baby isn't emptying you completely, your milk supply will decrease.
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Does working out dry up my milk?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Moderate exercise has been shown to increase prolactin, a helpful hormone for breast feeding. Strenuous exercise may increase the lactate level in milk which may change the taste a bit. Sweat may introduce a salty taste, so showering before a feeding is reasonable after a workup.
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How can I resume breastfeeding once my milk has dried up?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Give it a go!: You should consider asking your doctor for a referral to a lactation consultant for helpful tips when you re-start. Your doctor may also suggest medication to help you re-lactate. You may find it difficult in the beginning, but it certainly can be done. Good luck!
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What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends: The average woman is around 5 ft. 3 in tall. If you had two women, one who was 5 ft 10 in tall and another one who was 4ft 11 in tall, you would not say either of these women are abnormal, just outside the average. So a baby that measure big for gestational age is outside the average. What you need to know is by how much is the baby outside the range of average.
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Can measurements taken from an ultrasound lead to a wrong estimation of gestational age?

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Yes: An ultrasound done in the first trimester will be accurate to within a week of the due date. In fact don't think of it as a due date, but more as a due week as 90% of women will have their baby one week around their due date. Ultrasounds in the second and third trimester will be accurate to within 2-3 weeks of the due date.

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