How early did your breasts start 'leaking'?

Rachel - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 64 moms have responded )

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Hi girls!

I thought i'd just ask as this is all very new to me and i'm not to sure what to be expecting, even with all the books and mags i'm reading!!



I'm currently 24 weeks pregnant with our first child, a little girl! I've noticed over the last week maybe 2 weeks that my breasts have started to leak that clear fluid (that i've read is colostrum) and now have started to get quite tender again! The joys!



I was wondering A: How early your breast normally start leaking and B: who else is in my situation currently?

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Shann - posted on 09/04/2013

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Im 28 weeks & my breast are not leaking is that ok or what this is my first pregnancy & idk if its normal

Sara - posted on 09/22/2013

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I started leaking the clear liquid at about 8 weeks, and now I'm at 18 weeks and I'm leaking a very yellow liquid. Hopefully that means I'll have plenty of milk because I'm pregnant with twins!

Kindra - posted on 02/04/2013

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I am 19 weeks today and when I squeeze my nipples a little a clear yellow substance does come out, I know it is normal for it to happen while pregnant or to not even happen at all. This is my first child too and if I'm starting this early I think that yours is perfectly normal.. Just something else along with the long list of symptoms we expecting mothers have to deal with to have the greatest blessing ever!!! Mine isn't leaking too bad yet but they have nursing pads you can get so you tony get it in your bra or it leak onto your shirts.. I'm no expert but I hope it comforts you knowing that you started at 24 weeks instead of 19. :)

Amanda - posted on 02/24/2010

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With reading what others have posted on here, it really does depend on the person. Mine didn't leak until a lil while after my son was born, but it was when the milk came in. I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and haven't had any leaking yet.

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Catherine - posted on 07/09/2014

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Hi Rachel. In pregnancy, the breasts may start to produce milk weeks or months before you are due to have your baby. It can happen as early as 14 weeks of pregnancy. - Let’s see pregnancy week by week. You will curious how it looks like http://aboutgettingpregnant.com .

MiMi - posted on 06/05/2014

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well im 19 weeks and over the last 3 days I've noticed my ta ta's leaking I was expecting this to happen around 7 months bc that's what my sister said but everyone's different its a little hard for me to accept all these change's does anyone find this strange? its kind of gross and maybe ill feel different later plan on breastfeeding looks like ill have plenty of milk to go around.

Casidy - posted on 03/20/2014

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i'm 14 weeks and i'm just realizing i'm having the clear liquid, wasn't sure if it was normal since my books say at 6 months, it did say that it could be a clear, creamy white, or yellowish, i guess that just depends on the person

Milena - posted on 12/10/2013

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Mine started at 17 weeks I am now 25 weeks and I can squirt the milk. I asked my mother about it and she says that it runs in the family but I'm not too sure if this is normal... anyone experience this ?

Lynsey - posted on 11/15/2013

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Im pretty sure I was 6/7 months pregnant and noticed a little tiny spot of white fluid on my nipple. I thought it was weird at the time as it was my first pregnancy and all new to me lol :)

Jessica - posted on 11/15/2013

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I am 28 wks and 3 days with my second son and I just started leaking clear fluid. With my first son I gave birth to him at 39 wks and I didn't start leaking clear fluid with him until just the week before (38 wks) so its different with every mommy-to-be.

Veronica - posted on 11/11/2013

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im 16 17 weekd and I woke up from a nap and thought it was sweat but noticed that my nipples had a dried after a lil crust lol mind blowing I panicked a lil and well found this blog made me feel better my first baby and we are so excited as well !!!!

Margie - posted on 11/05/2013

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Im only 10 weeks and just noticed that im leakinv when i put pressure to my boobs

Sarah - posted on 09/08/2013

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I started lactating at 10 weeks. I am now at 13 weeks, and it has stopped completely and has been gone for a week now. Has this happened to anyone else?

Christal - posted on 09/06/2013

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I'm 21 weeks and my husband noticed my breasts leaking milk. It's a great experience that made us more excited to see our little angel. Hope to have a safe delivery though. Godbless everyone. :)

September - posted on 07/23/2013

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I'm 21 weeks, and yesterday, I had to take my bra off because my breasts were so sore and hot! So I got to touching them, thinking holy cow these things are burning up!! When I realized my nipples were a Tad bit sticky.lol I leaked early with my twin boys but I don't remember it being this early.

Mercedes - posted on 03/04/2013

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I never leaked at all with my first pregnancy nor while I was breastfeeding (til he was 14 months), and haven't yet this time! We shall see though!

Carrie - posted on 02/27/2013

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant with my second child, I don't remember my breasts leaking at all with my first but this time they started leaking at 14 weeks! Needless to say I was pretty freaked out at first.

Melissa Dawn - posted on 02/21/2013

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im 26 weeks and im doing the same thing...so i guess its normal for us at this time....lol...

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2013

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End of my first trimester!!! And I fully breastfed 100% until 9 months - went back to work around 5-6 months and pumped half the week which did me in (I work 12 hours)....

Some I know didnt get any milk until deliver and others about where I did and everything in between there is no normal in pregnancy! :)

Erika - posted on 02/09/2013

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I'm 24 weeks now and for the last 3 days I've leaking a clear fluid.......I thought it was going to happen later........

Marijane - posted on 01/03/2013

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Well i'm 34 weeks pregnant & I still havent started leaking any milk?? Any ideas on what to do??

Stacie - posted on 12/30/2012

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hi, i am now 30weeks and it was only last night that i realised i was leaking colostrum. just because you dont leak during pregnancy doesnt mean you'll wont be able to breast feed. if you have any concerns you can always go see your doctor as there are tablets that help speed up the process for breast feeding and helps breast milk to develop. x

Stacey - posted on 12/30/2012

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I started leaking At exactly 15 weeks pregnant and it wasnt just a little bit, it was quite a lot lol. I had to wear breast pads from 15 weeks and on.

Mandy - posted on 11/26/2012

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I am 23 weeks and I woke up with two huge wet spots on my t-shirt!! I squeezed my boobs a little and colostrum oozed out of each nipple!! Lol, I hope this means I will be able to breastfeed!

Brenda - posted on 11/22/2012

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Am 31 weeks + 4 and am not leaking a thing :((((((((( my breasts vary in size and my breasts vary in size and weight from day to day . i dont want to starve my son i pray i start leaking soon.

Britt - posted on 11/07/2012

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with my first .... i didnt really leak through out theregnancy .. but .. i did have some near the end.. hen after i had him .. i was worried .. i was going to need those pads.. everyone told me .. yor boobs are going to hur .. ur going to be in soo much pain .. and u will nee those pads for them .... i didnt... this time around.. im now about 31 weeks .... and im leaking like crazy .. have been since about 4/5 months... and i refuse to get those drn pads for some reason lol .... but ... i still wonder after ave this one ... will it stop .. or will i see what everyone is saying ..... hot water .. makes it come out more ..... and man do thesethings hurt... my boobs are sore.... so what they sy is true every preg is different

Tracy Nicole - posted on 08/24/2012

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Im just now 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant and my breast leaked once when i was only a little over 14 weeks. Is that normal? And now they are just really tender. I have been experencing some lower pain in my abdomen as well, and i do not have the morning sickness anymore but i still wake up feeling like crap, is this normal? And I dont really feel him move alot. Could someone That has been here before please give me some advice and help.

Helen - posted on 04/10/2012

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Hi my name is Helen I am new at this I am kinda scared that I'm pregnant I am 15 I will be 16 on April 11 I bein getting migraines and dizzy and I been throwing up a lot I have clear stuff coming out of my boobs I need help I told my mom I think I am pregnant. I need help plz.

Diann - posted on 04/07/2012

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with my first pregnancy i started leaking around 28 weeks and im pregnant again and this time i started leaking around 13 weeks lol so i guess it mostly depends on your body type

Samantha - posted on 04/05/2012

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I am currently 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my first baby. I was sitting on my bed watching tv and felt wetness on my shirt an was like wat the? I look at my nipples and there is stuff coming out. I honestly didn't think I could start leaking till I was around 7 months. I tend to be doing everything early. I guess people say I was nesting the other day and now leaking today. The only reason I figure out I was leaking was because of all u guys post on here. This site and all the moms on here thank you.

Barb - posted on 02/26/2012

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End of 7 months start of 8 months when I started leaking with my first I wore pads before, because I was nervous I would leak.

Brianna - posted on 02/02/2012

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i think with my first it was in the third trimester. this time its to early yet

Beverly - posted on 01/23/2012

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baby #2 and what the heck boobs? i am right at two months and have notice nasty sticky colostrum. you couldnt even work for the first kid and now your kicking it in overdrive?

Kayla - posted on 01/06/2012

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Well, with my first daughter my breasts didnt leak till the day after i had her.. I breast fed her for a while.. And now im 3 1/2 months pregnant n my breasts are alreaddy leaking it honestly depends on the person..

Sarah - posted on 02/24/2010

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Hi, with my first it started at 18 weeks and with this one 16 weeks :) it's a little anooying cause i have to wear the breastpads so early and cause it's summer here, they get really hot, sweaty and itchy!!! Oh and the colour ranges, sometimes, i'm a golden yellow colour, other times white or clear :)

Kendra - posted on 02/22/2010

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with my first one i really dont remember...but with this pregnancy im only 20 weeks and already starting to leak...so i think its normal about 1/2 way along lol and it could just depend on the person...every pregnancy is different

Lindsay - posted on 02/22/2010

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant and I still haven't started to leak colostrum...so i guess every woman is different!

Tiphanie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Mine started around 24 weeks also. But my breast didn't get tender. I just remember walking around my house one mourning with out a bra and had wet spots on my t-shirt. But now im 35 weeks preg and the leaking has just got worse and now its white and clear. And this is my first baby also. But there are this little Breast pad things you can get and put in your bra that keep from getting your bra wet that you can get at walmarts theyre either in the baby stuff or by the breast pumps. they work good for me.

Megan - posted on 02/22/2010

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I'm 32 wks tomorrow and honestly mine have only leaked once and I think it was cause they itched so bad one day that I litteraly rubbed then raw they hurt so bad! Mine havn't changed size yet either.

Jaci - posted on 02/22/2010

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i just got on here to ask the exact same question!
mine started a few mornings ago, and I'm just a day or so over 23 weeks.
o im guessing by timing its pretty normal.

Shanekia - posted on 02/22/2010

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I started leaking around the same time as you and have continued thus far and I am 36 weeks

Nicole - posted on 02/22/2010

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the colostrum isnt clear...that is usually at the end the stuff that is leaking now is what will become the colostrum. colostrum is yellowish and thick and not alot of it but usualy doesnt come in till the day of birth or after is what i have read.. that for me started around 20 weeks i think maybe....im now 39 weeks and more fluid will leak then before. and its not as clear but still transparent.

Alicia - posted on 02/22/2010

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Breasts do what they want lol. Im 33 weeks and I started before christmas. I know it was in decemeber.

Danielle - posted on 02/19/2010

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant, and my boobs haven't started leaking yet... Is that normal???

Denise - posted on 01/29/2010

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It really depends on the person. Everyone is different. In my first pregnancy I didn't start leaking until a couple weeks before I had her. And with this pregnancy nothing yet(I'm 26 weeks). My boobs are hurting again though. Another growth spurt for my belly and boobs lol. I have a friend in both of her pregnancies she leaked at the beginning of her 6th month.

Melissa - posted on 01/29/2010

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I am 27 weeks pregnant with baby # 2, and during both pregnancies that was one of my first signs I was pregnant, having colostrum. I have never had to use actual pads until after baby was born, but it's there :) Also stayed for quite some time after I quit nursing, all normal.

Chelle - posted on 01/29/2010

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i was about 20 weeks with my 1st and again with this one. then as soon as i gave birth to my daughter i could pump 8oz of milk from each boob

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