Your breasts have been changing since the beginning of your pregnancy.
During this second trimester, you may notice a thin yellow fluid called
colostrum coming from your nipples. This will be your baby's first
food if you chose to breastfeed. It's rich with immunities that will
help your baby fight off the illnesses you are immune to.
Some women may notice a lumpy feeling in their breasts. This is the
developing mammary glands and ducts. If you are trying to make the
decision on how to feed your baby, you might want to read "The Breastfeeding Book" or perhaps contact your local La Leche League for
Should you choose to bottlefeed, be sure to discuss what formula you should
use with your baby's pediatrician. You shouldn't feel guilty if you choose not
to breastfeed. This is an intensely personal decision, and only you and your
spouse can decide what is best for you.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
Indigestion or heartburn
Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
It's been 3 months (12 weeks) since conception, your
baby is now about 3.5 inches long and weighs almost a
whole ounce! Baby's neck is growing longer and
stronger. Just a couple of weeks ago, baby's chin had
to rest on his chest, now it no longer has to. Baby is
still developing external genitalia, but its a little
easier to tell a boy from a girl at this point.
Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.