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When should my breasts start producing milk after birth?

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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Very soon

Although this natural response is different for every new mother, the release of oxytocin during the birth process helps to stimulate the production and release of breast milk.
More importantly, however, is the colostrum that is produced before breast milk -- this rich concentrate full of antibodies for the baby's immunity can be released even before birth.

In brief: Very soon

Although this natural response is different for every new mother, the release of oxytocin during the birth process helps to stimulate the production and release of breast milk.
More importantly, however, is the colostrum that is produced before breast milk -- this rich concentrate full of antibodies for the baby's immunity can be released even before birth.
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