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pamelag088

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Monday, August 31st 2009, 3:08pm

TMI lack of leakage

Hey all

Just wanted some advice about probably something very silly.
Iv noticed since about 25 weeks if I squeeze my boobs I get some leakage but not a lot and it certainly hasnt been leaking out on its own.

Does this normally happen to everyone or is it something I should worry about, I am so so anxious about breastfeeding and keep worrying I wont have enough milk or wont be able to do it properly.

Any words of wisdom appreciated

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Monday, August 31st 2009, 3:23pm

Hi Pammy!

Think its safe to say that it'll be different for everyone! And I wouldn't think that whether you leak or not will have any impact on breastfeeding.

I had lots of leaks with DD1 and practically nothing with DD2.

Now, stop poking them, and squeezing them! Step away from the boobs.......!

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Monday, August 31st 2009, 3:38pm

I never leaked once while pregnant and I breastfed my two children for two and a half years so I certainly don't think you have anything to worry about.

After your baby is born you feed constantly for a few days/weeks. It takes three to four days for your milk to 'come in' and it's the frequent feeding after birth that gets your milk production kick started. The more you feed your baby, the more milk your body will make.

All you can do to aid you insuccessful breastfeeding is read up on what to expect, get your husband, Mum, MIL (and anyone else who may have an opinion) on side, and be prepared for the fact that you will do nothing but sit and feed your baby when you get back from hospital.

...and stop poking them...! :snigger:





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Monday, August 31st 2009, 5:05pm

Thanks for advice everyone

Guess I do need to stop poking at them, Im just so worried Im not going to be able to do it, seems to be the thing Im most anxious about more than anything at mo, Keep having horrible dreams about it.

Good to know it sounds normal, I just thought mabe if you didnt leak it was a sign you wouldnt have a lot after birth.

Thanks for reassurance

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Monday, August 31st 2009, 5:21pm

Not being able to b/f was one of the things I was most anxious about as well. Bells' advice is spot on - read all you can, get to a b/f class, enlist the support of everyone you know, buy anything that you think you might need to help, nursing tops, pads, cushions etc (altho you actually need very little!), get together a list of all the b/f consultants and advice lines should you need them post birth and be prepared to do NOTHING else for days, possibly weeks :D

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ps I never leaked either and I've been feeding nearly 7 months now!

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Monday, August 31st 2009, 6:50pm

Definitely normal not to have any leakage (as well as being normal to have lots!) I haven't had any leakage through 5 pregnancies, although a few drops would come out if I squeezed my nipples in a really specific way. So don't worry one little bit! I worried though, I have to say I was concerned that I wouldn't have any milk, but I did, each time, oh believe me the milk came in a big way!! Very soon you will be wondering what the hell you were worried about as you wake up in the morning soaked from the neck to the waist! :snigger:
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Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:01pm

same as you pammy

only leak if prodded or squeezed ...least there sommat there

im gonna give BF a try but have bought in bottles and steriliser etc not gonna stress self over it i see so many women put themselves through such anguish ...

my thought is be laid back be prepared to bottle feed if needed and then more likely to be successful

cant recommend highly enough Lasinoh cream , a feeding pillow and also i have some nipple shields in .. most of us MW try to avoid getting women to use them as they affect supply but better to use them than to fail i say!
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Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 10:40am

Pammy I don't really have any advice for you but I do think you are perfectly normal. I have weird dry stuff comes off mine if i give them a good rub :snigger: not sure if its just dried up coco butter ?(

However....the other night I did get some leakage. One nipple had clear stuff the other seemed slightly milky. It was the smallest amount though but DH & I were fascinated rotf

Sounds like your body is working to me and I'm sure your going to have plenty milk :cheese:

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Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 1:37pm

Hi Pammy

I laughed when I saw your post in your diary about the squeezing.

I must admit I was tempted to have a go but thought I might get a little weirded out by it !!!

I havn't had any leaks yet but some times at night they can throb quite a bit so they are definitely getting ready.

People are quite happy to tell me what will happen "when your milk comes in" so try not to worry for now. As soon as baby gets here the milk will I'm sure.

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Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 3:50pm

Hmmm yes I've also heard about what 'will happen when your milk comes in' :8o:
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