Expressing breastmilk – what you may see
If breastmilk is expressed in the early days or late in pregnancy (when it is called colostrum). It will seep from the breast in little droplets, as it is produced in small quantities, it doesn't spray or spurt – just perfect for a new born babies tiny tummy.
To find out more about expressing colostrum late in pregnancy and the reasons why this can be useful for some women, contact one of our Breastfeeding Support Workers.
Between 2 and 5 days after your baby is born your “mature milk” comes in and then your breastmilk may squirt or flow when you hand express.