Breast milk leaking...

Ashley - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I've been breastfeeding for a month an a half my question is... when will the leaking stop???

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Shantica - posted on 12/16/2013

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I was wondering my daughter is 7 months old & I am still leaking breast milk. It is very heavy & white? Could that mean I am pregnant?

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Ashley - posted on 08/11/2009

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I'm just wondering when it might stop... I wasn't wanting it to stop ( although it would be nice). LOL

Arwen - posted on 08/11/2009

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My daughter--19 months--has been weaned for about a week now, and I am still leaking. LOL I'm sorry, it just comes with the territory. Stock up on nursing pads!

Chelseaszidik - posted on 08/09/2009

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I wore breast pads until my daughter turned 7 months old. I still leak a few drops now and again but not enough to bother me.

Emily - posted on 08/09/2009

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My son is 5 weeks and I do not leak too much during the day unless I miss a feeding but I do leak at night and I use lansinoh pads but I Just bought these plastic pads called lili padz that are supposed to seal off the whole to prevent leaking that I am going to try when I return back to work.

Annie - posted on 08/09/2009

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Don't you just love that.j/k My son is six months now and it's not too bad for me. the only time I leak milk is if I have missed a feeding like if he takes an extra long nap or like now when we are dealing with introducing him to new foods and trying to adjust to a new schedule.

Nicole - posted on 08/08/2009

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I still leak and it has been ten months. Not badly- I don't consider it a bother at all. I am happy to have an ample supply. I pump if it gets heavy though and I wear breathable fabrics.

Denise - posted on 08/08/2009

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my son is almost three months and while I don't leak constantly, when i have a let down i do leak. wear breastpads, they help a lot. I have three other children and unfortunately i dont know when i stopped leaking. Usually it will at least slow down when your milk supply is regulated. it may start up again when baby goes through a growth spurt

Minnie - posted on 08/08/2009

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Once your supply has regulated to the point where you're only producing what baby needs you won't have too much foremilk to become engorged and leak passively.

Although you may still leak if you have a letdown. And when you notice one, what you do is press into the nipple area of your breast for 30 seconds to a minute and that will effectively stop the flow.

Leaking even when you're not having a letdown, or becoming regularly engorged means you're making too much milk. That can be regulated by block feeding, in which you nurse baby off of one breast until you can no longer easily squeeze milk out of that breast (even if it takes several feedings). Then you would switch to the other breast for several feedings.

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I stopped leaking during the day at around 4 or 5 months but I was still leaking at night until a few weeks ago and my son is 10 months now. Anytime their eating schedules change you will leak, it's just one of those joys of breastfeeding that no one seems to mention to you beforehand.

Pamela - posted on 08/08/2009

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I have had 3 kids and I'm still feeding my baby girl at night time and she is 17mths old.

I still find i leak at times when she cry's or when she hasn't had a feed for a while and i'm very full etc so i still wear best pads just in case. I was like this for the others as well but best people to ask would be your doctor.

Rachel - posted on 08/08/2009

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I've breastfed both my bubbas and I leaked the whole time...even shot the poor things in the eye when they came off while feeding. I use the rite aide breast pads...they're disposable, have waterproof backing and a sticky spot for if you want to make sure they don't move around. They're also individually wrapped so it's great if you need a spare one or two while out.

Christina - posted on 08/08/2009

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Leaking is acutally a good sign, it means you are producing enough milk for you baby, plus more. I wasn't a fan of the reuseable pads they got soaked one time when we were out to dinner and showed through, and I couldn't do much about it. I like the avent throw away ones, but everyones different so try a couple and find ones that are best for you. Also try pumping a little and store the milk when you notice you are leaking.

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2009

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I use Avent breast pads ... I like them alot! I don't leak as much as I used to ... but i still leak and my daughter is 5 months old

Lucy - posted on 08/08/2009

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Lansinoh breast pads are your friend here! These are the only ones i found that kept me dry and comfortable.

Stephanie - posted on 08/07/2009

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I have been breastfeeding for 3 months and I am always leaking or spraying alot.I would suggest reusable breast pads.They are more comfortable than disposables while being cheaper and better for the environment.You just change them regulaly and throw them in the wash.From what I have heard it all depends on your milk flow.I know women who used breast pads for over a year and some who used them mostly for only a couple of weeks in the beginning.

Julia - posted on 08/07/2009

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is it supposed to stop? i have been breast feeding for 14 months now and i just thought that as long as you were breastfeeding that you leak.

Topaz - posted on 08/07/2009

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I've bee breastfeeding for 3 months and i still leak! Im guessing its different for every mommy because my sister stopped leaking at 2 months.. Good Luck!

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