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Leaking breasts already!

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I started leaking at 22 weeks! Is that normal? I thought it didn't start until much later!!
post #2 of 12

Totally normal! Your body starts developing milk glands and milks ducts at 10wks, crazy huh! I starting noticing discharge at 17wks with both DS and this pregnancy. It's different for everyone :) Your milk won't actually come in until after your little one is born.

post #3 of 12
I've got that happening over here too, which surprised me as this is my first pregnancy! I've mostly just ended up with sticky breasts, though there was one afternoon where I spent several hours cuddling my friends' 6-week old: That left a bit of a crusty mess inside my (black) dress! It all washes out, luckily.
I mentioned the leaking to my midwife & she's very pleased, LOL...
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Phew!! I honestly had a panic attack thinking it was a sign of early labour coming (not immediately of course but in a few weeks). Funny how being pregnant has made me a little crazy!
post #5 of 12

I know what you mean! When it first happened to me, I was also experiencing severe pain in my left side that felt like it was in my breast, and the pain was keeping me awake at night. I ended up seeing my physician, who correctly identified the problem as muscular, beneath my breast tissue and through my back... A few weeks of chiro treatments fixed it. But for a brief while there, I was thinking my breast was infected with something! My midwife asked if the other breast, which didn't hurt, was also leaking... Um, yes it was, but I hadn't actually noticed that yet eyesroll.gif.

post #6 of 12
The same thing happened to me last week, just after I hit 24 weeks! (I'm at 25 today.) I was in the shower and noticed something "different" as I was getting in. I poked a little and had a few trickles out of my right breast! I knew it was normal but it totally threw me for a loop. I have since come to terms with it. I told my husband and he was overjoyed—said that baby and I must be healthy!
post #7 of 12

I finally got a little bit of colostrum!  It's pretty late for me, I got it at 19 weeks during my first pregnancy.

post #8 of 12
Nothing so far for me... Did any of you try to make it happen, or did it c ome out on its own? (I'm not trying, for the record)
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
I didn't do anything.. I noticed it happens more after a warm shower though.. Maybe it stimulates things? My first reaction was to cry.. It felt kind of like the end of my body being my own. I know it's a good thing and I'm sooooooo happy that I am pregnant but man it was hard to comprehend that my body is no longer a sexy thing, it's main purpose now is for nourishment for him and a place for him to grow! I know I can still be sexy but it is hard to think about the fact that I might leak and it will kill the mood for me! I'm now a little self concious about it! My hubby doesn't seem to mind.. Guess its just something you have to work through and it will get easier..
post #10 of 12

 I never stopped not having colostrum and I haven't nursed in 4 yrs, lol. But from what I learned from LLL, once a mom nurses, we can usually nurse/re-get milk production going.   It's not a lot, just a little waxy on my bra.  

  I just noticed today though that it appears I'll be actually "leaking" a lot more of it as the days go on. Same thing happened about 8m with the others, just a month earlier this time.  It's never been enough for me to wear a nursing pad though, until after birth.  Then I need these extra thick ones.

post #11 of 12

well i can say mine are leaking a lot to were my bra is soak or my shirt or my bed but this will be baby number 4 for me and i had so much breastmilk with my youngest that i gave alot of it to the hospital  near my house for the nuci babies and moms that want to breast feed but could not get there milk to come in 

post #12 of 12
I stopped breastfeeding in late June, but I am leaking again... ALOT. Guess I will keep the breast pads handy.
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