(07-03-2017, 02:25 PM)stepheny Wrote: hy' I sopose this is an update to my last response im sorry if im invading someone elses post im not shore about this posting lark ? anyway I'll continue, I started to use the nipple suction cups because of post's on here, and as earlier suggested I got some clear liquid in the cups. but now after I have been using the cups more and more for longer periods im getting a lot more liquid, and some is slightly gel like that hangs of my nipples until I wipe it of. im sort of concerned about the liquid as I don't know what it is, and do you think it will ever turn to milk.
The fluid you see in the cups is called serous or interstitial fluid. All tissue has two general parts: cellular components and the extra-cellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is comprised of various fibers such as elastin, collagen and other large molecular weight polysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans are good examples), and a colloidal 'soup' or fluid portion. Serous fluid is the colloidal fluid of the ECM that has been drawn out by the prolonged suction. Typically it has a clear or light straw color. It's nothing to worry about per se, in that it's not a sign of damage or dangerous in any way. To me it is a sign that you are probably at the maximum suction the tissue can take both in terms of bars of mercury (like the reverse of atmospheric pressure) and duration.
Unfortunately it has absolutely nothing to do with lactation.