Pre-milk leaking. UGH.

Sabrena - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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So Im about 32 weeks and I know leaking a little bit is normal but for me it seems to be happening a little more every day.

I woke up this morning and there was a HUGE spot from it, it was like bigger then my palm.

And this is only happening from one breast- is that part normal? Is there anyway I can prevent this? because If I have to deal with breastmilk for 8 more weeks without having anyone to give it to Im just gunna get angry lol.

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Krysta - posted on 12/02/2009

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Yep! It's normal and there's not a thing ya can do about it. I had it with both my daughter and now this 2nd pregnancy. I've been having leaky breasts for about 10 weeks. If I stimulate the nipple at all, some starts coming out. Thankfully, I don't have it to the extent that I wake up with puddles, stains, or need breast pads but with my first prengnacy I did have it worse. Get used to wearing breast pads now because this problem will continue as you breastfeed. Don't worry, your body is just going through the process of learning how to produce milk and making milk glands. Your baby will have plenty of colustrum and milk supply once he/she arrives! :) Good luck!

Christine - posted on 12/02/2009

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I started leaking when I was 24 weeks, I was on holiday and would wake up in a wet patch every morning...not nice so I started seeping with a maternity bra and nipple pads on. Im due today so hopefully baby will appear soon and I can put all that extra milk o good use :-)

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This is my second and I can say, Yup. Normal. Use a towel to save your bedding. Use breast pads during the day and invest in a waterproof cover for your mattress to save it. It's annoying but it only gets worse when your milk comes in.

Kayleigh - posted on 11/01/2009

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i have the exact same thing, only from one breast, and it started at 21 weeks, i am now 33 weeks and wake up to massive patches on the sheets every morning, and often get leaking throughtout the day too, its sooooo annoying!

Nicole - posted on 10/27/2009

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It happens to me all the time and I'm 34 weeks, it's been going on for almost 2 months. This is my first pregnancy. I've found that gently expressing my nipples cuts way down on the leaking during the day. Also sometimes putting some lanolin on them helps.

Casey - posted on 10/27/2009

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Im 32 weeks as well, and it does happen to me! Is this your first? With my first it happend more then now with my second. You can get breast pads that are especially for leaking at walmart or target, or just a local drugstores. Just got to the baby section.

You dont have enough to pump but you deff will!

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