Why is colostrum secreted in pregnant women? Norm and deviations
During pregnancy, you notice from the breast a thick / viscous / sticky consistence of a yellowish, transparent or creamy hue; what is it ; normal phenomenon or pathology? We will at once hasten to reassure you; it releases colostrum; absolutely normal and safe phenomenon. If during the entire pregnancy you have colostrum not been allocated, it is also quite normal.
Colostrum ; it is a thick, viscous, sticky liquid of a yellowish, transparent or creamy hue, which has a specific smell and a slightly sweetish taste, which the mammary glands of a woman secrete during the period of gestation and feeding of the child. The development of colostrum in the mammary glands is a normal physiological process. Usually it is allocated to women in the first two to three days after the birth of a child. But colostrum can be allocated and at various stages of pregnancy of the future mum. Colostrum is called still immature milk, as it precedes the appearance of real breast milk. Differs colostrum from milk also with its composition: it has less fat and sugar, but more protein.