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Old 04-17-2009, 02:46 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm tired of leaking all over the place, especially at night, and I'm tired of feeling wet all the time. As soon as I change pads, I start leaking again, and I drip all over my shirt and my baby and everything when my baby lets go. Can anybody share with me encouraging experiences about this getting any better any time soon? I want to nurse my daughter for at least a couple years, and I'll do that anyway barring extenuating circumstances, but this leaking is really getting to me.
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With DS the worst of the leaking stopped by about 3 months, I didn't stop fully leaking till 6+ months though, but that was more when I went longer then normal between feedings. I had totally stopped leaking by 12 months though. I'm hoping it takes less time to regulate this time, with tandem nursing, but I'm not holding my breath.

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I haven't felt the need to use nursing pads this time around but when I nurse, I compress the other side at the same time and haven't had any issues beyond an occasional drip.

May work for others!
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i don't leak that much but my friend does - she uses these pads called lily padz and they actually stop the leaking because the kinda push the nipple it...she loves them.
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Someone in breastfeeding posted a link to this product for leaking.

It really varies, some women leak the whole time they nurse, some stop at a few weeks. I can't remember how long it took with my other 2. At nearly 7 weeks pp, it's slowed down a bit, but definitely not stopped.

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I am so tired of having to wear a bra 24/7 just so I can have pads in them to keep from leaking everywhere! I miss sleeping naked!

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I am so tired of having to wear a bra 24/7 just so I can have pads in them to keep from leaking everywhere! I miss sleeping naked!
AGREED!

I just ordered those lily padz. Hopefully they're as good as they seem!

This is my first, so I don't know when/if my milk will regulate, but I hope it does soon! I leak ALL over everything. My poor baby gets drowned in milk because my let down is so crazy. I hope it stops soon!

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AGREED!

I just ordered those lily padz. Hopefully they're as good as they seem!

This is my first, so I don't know when/if my milk will regulate, but I hope it does soon! I leak ALL over everything. My poor baby gets drowned in milk because my let down is so crazy. I hope it stops soon!
Mine is the same, although today brought about a whole NEW scenario for me. I was nursing at the park (at a picnic with friends), and all of the sudden my left nipple sprung a leak! By leaking, I don't mean dripping like usual... I mean it was like someone had poked a tiny hole in a water balloon! Poor DD was being squirted all over, and I had to hold a burp rag over my nipple for a couple of minutes to keep it from making a bigger mess. How embarrassing!

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AFAIK, for the first 3 months or so, your milk production is mostly hormonally driven, rather than by baby's demand.

So things should even out soon.

I suffer from oversupply when I nursed my toddler. I wasn't able to stop wearing a bra to bed until he was about 9 months old and I had to wear something during the day until he was almost 14 months old.

He self-weaned at 18 months when my milk dried up from the pregnancy.

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