Even before birth, the milk of your breast is already present. “The colostrum that I produced in the fourth month of pregnancy is milk, but we generally point to the presence of milk when the milk flows and its milk and milk components change and the quantity increases even if you do not breastfeed. Milk (prolactin) starts working, so whether your baby breastfeeds or does not breastfeed, the milk will form.
If you are a mother for the first time, you may notice your milk increase after about three to four days after birth, and your breasts will become full, cohesive and heavy. If your birth is very difficult, or if you notice a lot of swelling in the body after prolonged periods of anesthesia, the volume of milk may increase after a day or two with your second or more birth. You may notice the presence of milk a little earlier, 2-3 days. These time-laps are average – some mothers come with milk faster, while others delay some time. Your baby gets colostrum from the start, so do not worry that he has nothing to eat!
It is very important to breastfeed your baby early and often – start in the delivery room. That’s because early lactation, many times, increases the activity of prolactin in the breast, helping to ensure abundant flows of milk and strong. Mostly what your baby feeds from milk within the first 48 to 72 hours, will be your best stock of milk