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#1 of 13 Old 11-16-2011, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Seriously...ten weeks and I'm still leaking profusely. When exactly does this end??? I'm sick of bring stinky and sticky!!

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Well, I was told that it would take six weeks or so for the leaking to stop... but here I am at 18 months and still wear pads when I leave the house just in case! The worst of it was over for me at about 9-10 months tho. (Sorry not what you wanted to hear.)

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Oy...you're going to make me cry! I am so sick of generalizations about pregnancy, birth, and BF; they are all crap!!irked.gif


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I'm sorry. Maybe I can cheer you up with a funny story.

Before my older dd (who is 20) left for Africa this summer my mother and I took her out to dinner to say good-bye. Midway through appetizers we were talking about younger dd and I let down. Well no big deal, right? I had pads on and a new nursing bra. Well, my pads had shifted and I had two long streaks of milk going down the front of my dark shirt. And mom and dd didn't tell me. I did end up sort of leaning forward and trying to get my napkin to stay up near my boobs without actually tucking it in my collar.

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yup, that helped! Wow that must have been quite an evening! Good tip about the bra though...

I guess it will just be me and my nursing pads forever together. Makes me wonder though, lactating women in topless societies, do you think they deal with this???


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I'm almost 10 months pp and still have to wear pads. with DS I stopped having to wear pads around 5 months pp. Each time is different I guess?


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With DD I leaked until about 4 months. It seems like the moment she started really getting the hang of nursing well I stopped leaking. It could have just been a coincidence though.

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So...not any time soon? biglaugh.gif

 

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I never had much leaking aside from when I slept and my milk supply was still not stabilized. I'd wake up in huge puddles of milk and have to change the sheets every day. I had really good luck with Lily Padz, though. I didn't have any night leaking after getting them.

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At about a year I stopped leaking...I know some folk stop leaking WAY before that tho'.  Good luck!  


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With my first I leaked profusely especially at night while sleeping, and stopped leaking around 3-4 months-ish. With my second I never leaked, not even a little! (She is now almost 4 months and zero leakage!) So keep in mind it may be different if you have more babies in the future.
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Ok...here's hoping #2 is less leakage! Of course, thats porbably at least a few years away, so in the meantime, lots of laundry!! nut.gif


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At 15 months I still leak a little with most let down. I use the lansinoh disposable pad (the only disposable I use) every day. At night I use 1 in my nursing tank & just switch which side it's on each time he nurses. I also usually push on my breast with my palm for about 10 - 20 seconds whenever I feel a let down if not nursing or pumping to stop it. Really, you do get used to it just like everything else. =P

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