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Anyone else not leaking?

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
I was just visiting the April 2006 DDC, and alot of those mamas are leaking milk already. I haven't had anything. Is that normal? Is everybody here leaking, and I'm the only one not? Just curious...
post #2 of 44
I didn't leak with my last pregnancy, and I'm not leaking with this one, either (after the baby's born....that's a whole 'nother story ) I can express a very small amount of colostrum/milk, though....just tiny little beads. If you want to try to express colostrum, try in the shower--that's how I was first able to do it.
post #3 of 44
No leak here! Didn't have it with first and I don't have it now, can't even express anything at this point. That's fine by me though, who needs to deal with that at this stage.
post #4 of 44
I'm almost 28 weeks- no leaking here! I hadn't even thought about it. Once in awhile I'll squeeze my boob near the nipple to see if anything comes out... nada! I wouldn't worry!
post #5 of 44

I was wondering about that

I am due in May and nursed my dd for about 3 years, she only weaned a few months before I got pregnant so I was wondering if I would start leaking milk sooner. I leaked with her (1st pregnancy - mostly colostrom though). I think that started at 19 weeks? I would have to check my journal though for sure.
post #6 of 44
Nope. Nothin'.
post #7 of 44
Hadn't even thought about it... I'm not leaking anything here either...
I guess we are all different, eh?
post #8 of 44
No leaking here! My poor boobs must be doing *something* to get ready, though. I have gone up fully one cup size and two band widths! Yowsers!
post #9 of 44
No leaking, but I am drooping...
post #10 of 44
I don't count - I'm still nursing my Dd, BUT, I didn't leak with either of my Dd's until the last few weeks of pregnancy.
post #11 of 44
the faucet is dry over here. still waiting for the boobs to get big again too. ok, not big. just bigger. i lost my milk very early on and have been smaller than I was before I ever nursed
post #12 of 44
Nope, not me either. I'm up a cup size and one band width (though I think I could easily go up one more).
post #13 of 44
I didn't leak w/ DS and am not leaking now. I don't think it means a darn thing. My tiny breasts didn't grow/hurt at all last time, either, and I had an abundant milk supply.
post #14 of 44
nope, me neither. I didn't in either previous pg.
-but like RedOakMomma said, after is a whole other story.
post #15 of 44
Just dropping in from the December board to tell you that I am due tomorrow and I'm STILL not leaking! I can't express anything either. My midwife says not to worry at all, that everyone is different and my colostrum will come in right away when I give birth.

Don't panic!
post #16 of 44
Not leaking, either. And frankly, I'm a little afraid to try, because I'm worried about the possibility of stimulating uterine contractions. I know that chances are it won't happen, but I'm a huge worrier by nature.

My boobs are definitely doing something though, because I've gone up 2 cup sizes and one of my areolas is now enormous. I'm a teeny bit worried about that, because don't the breastfeeding books say your baby's mouth is supposed to cover the area when he feeds? If so, this kid is going to look like a fish.
post #17 of 44
I'm not leaking at all, didn't last time either, and I had TRUCKLOADS of milk when it came in. You'll be fine. Just consider it one of those things you don't have to deal with yet! Lots of time for nursing pads later on...
post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by wencit
I'm a teeny bit worried about that, because don't the breastfeeding books say your baby's mouth is supposed to cover the area when he feeds? If so, this kid is going to look like a fish.
Some books say that but it's - well, not wrong exactly, but not really true either. For some women, the areola is a pretty good guide as to how big a mouthful your baby should be getting, but for some it isn't. Some women have HUGE areolas, some have small, and in either case it won't make a good guide, KWIM? Your baby should have a very wide open mouth, with lips flanged outwards, but don't worry if he can't get the whole thing in there.
post #19 of 44
Thread Starter 
Okay, thanks for making me feel better!
post #20 of 44
Wow, I hadn't even thought about that. No leaking here though.
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