Our today topic is breasts during pregnancy.We will talk about breasts during pregnancy.Many women notice a change in their breasts during pregnancy. These change in size and color, and fluid can flow out of the nipples.
During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the increase in pregnancy hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone , changes the appearance of breasts, which increase in size. The areoles (the area around the nipples) become darker and small bumps appear. These are Montgomery tubers, glands used to lubricate the areolas.
Breasts During Pregnancy
After the 16 th week, veins near the surface of the breasts become more visible. During the last quarter, you may notice the flow of a yellowish liquid. This liquid called “colostrum” is rich in antibodies. Among other things, it has important properties to help the baby protect against infections. So your breasts are preparing for breastfeeding. Colostrum is actually the first milk that the breastfed baby will receive at birth and the first days of life.
These changes can make the breasts more sensitive. Sensations of stinging or burning can also be felt. Do not worry, this is perfectly normal.
To reduce discomfort, wear a bra with good support during the day and, if necessary, at night. In case of colostrum flow, slip some breast compresses into your bra to absorb the liquid.