Making sure your baby is receiving enough to eat is a common concern among new parents. Especially, when breastfeeding, since you cannot see how much baby has eaten. Fortunately, there are other ways to know baby is eating and signs to show they are full.
New mothers are usually wondering when their milk will ‘come in’, which is a very valid concern when it comes to feeding your new baby. It may seem like breastmilk ‘comes in’ since only small amounts of thin, yellowish breastmilk, better known as colostrum, are present at the birth of baby. Don’t underestimate the miniscule amounts of this liquid gold, either. Colostrum plays an important role in the newborn’s immune function and is rich in antibodies to keep the baby healthy.
Your body is going through an amazing transformation while pregnant. Not only are you working on growing a little one, but your body is also preparing for when that bundle is born! Your breasts can become sore and/or leak small amounts of colostrum during your pregnancy for these reasons.