Colostrum from one breast, milk from the other!

by Miriam
(Cleveland)

I was still breastfeeding my son when my daughter was born. I wasn't quite sure what would happen when the new baby started feeding but I knew intuitively that everything would work out fine.


Anyway, to my astonishment, one breast started producing colostrum for my daughter while the other one quite happily kept producing milk for my daughter!

Aren't our bodies amazing!

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Breasts and colostrum are amazing things!
by: Rebecca

This is truly an awe inspiring story. So many mothers who are pregnant for the second time, and who's toddler is still breastfeeding, wonder what will happen.

Though this isn't the case for every mother, it is certainly something that is not unheard of.

Even if your body doesn't do this though, colostrum is not going to be a bad thing for your breastfeeding toddler. It is full of antibodies and will help their bowel motions along.

One thing to be aware of is that colostrum is much higher in energy than normal milk and your toddler may gain a little bit of weight over this time. Do not worry about this as it is a time limited problem and won't affect them poorly in the long term.

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