Will I Make Milk?

If you are still pregnant but have just found out that your baby has died, you may be wondering if you will lactate and how much milk you will make. This will depend on a number of factors. The most important of these is the stage in your pregnancy when your baby died and the placenta is delivered.

You are most likely to lactate after the 18th week of your pregnancy. This may occur even earlier in some cases.
The effects of shock and how your body reacts to any surgical procedure may also affect whether you make milk. We all react differently when in shock.