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I stopped leaking...

  • I never leaked - yay my boobs!

    Votes: 6 8.8%
  • After the first week

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • After the first few weeks

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • After the first month

    Votes: 6 8.8%
  • after the second month

    Votes: 4 5.9%
  • after the third month

    Votes: 6 8.8%
  • after the fourth month

    Votes: 8 11.8%
  • after the fifth month

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • after the sixth month

    Votes: 5 7.4%
  • longer than 6 months

    Votes: 4 5.9%
  • What? - You mean they stop leaking at some point?

    Votes: 26 38.2%
  • other

    Votes: 2 2.9%
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I cant remember with my DS lol - But I remember thinking 'when will this end' because I was leaking waterfalls! lol....Breastpads SUCK. I am going to try the <a href="http://www.lilypadzonline.co.uk/" target="_blank">lilipads</a> (sp?) next time around (wonder if they sell those in your country of origin- probably! hehe)...<br><br>
So I thought I would make a poll to see how long it took everyone to stop...leaking! hehe<br><br>
Ive allowed mulit choice as some of you have had more than one child - and you may remember when you stopped leaking with them! hehe
 

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Excessive leaking stopped at 4.5-5 months. I voted at 6 months because DD is now 6 mo and I can go to bed without a bra!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I still have little drips here and there but the faucet is about shut off.
 

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I didnt vote b/c my baby is 2 weeks old and Im still leaking. Im just happy to find out that they DO stop leaking. Until I saw this post I thought I would be wearing these stupid breast pads forever!
 

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I voted after 5 months as that's when I stopped soaking through breastpads (and sometimes clothing too). I onlly rarely have small leaks first thing in the AM after my supply goes up again from having my period and my dd is 10 months.
 

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My ds just turned 6 months and I am showing no signs of stopping the leaking. I still soak through a couple pairs of breast pads a day and at night if I fall asleep while ds is eating we all wake up in a puddle. I'm curious to see when others stopped leaking because I sure am hoping I do soon!
 

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I voted "I never leaked" but technically I did leak once. It was the night my milk came in. I've never worn breast pads. DD is 3 months.
 

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I still leak occasionally and DS is 10 months old this week. *sigh*
 

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I leaked the first week - panicked and ordered several boxes of breastpads off of Amazon - aaaaaaaaand stopped leaking almost immediately. Still have no idea what to do with those 90 breastpads I have lying around.
 

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I finally quit living in nursing pads at 9 months. I still leaked occassionally for the next several months.
 

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I still leak sometimes and DS is 13 months old.<br><br>
I think I stopped leaking As Much around 5 months or so.
 

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I only leaked occasionally. Sometimes at night, when he would cry in the beginning weeks, thinking of sweet ds, or one boob would leak while he's nursing off the other side....but after about 2 months the leaking stopped completely.
 

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I still leak at almost 5 months and don't think it will ever stop because it only happens when I have a let down. So, only when I'm nursing do I leak. I can take the pads out when I'm not nursing.
 

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I'm still soaking through 3 sets of pads a day and 2 at night at 4 months. I think it might be because I had my nipples pierced and took them out when I was 8 months pregnant. The milk comes POURING out of the holes. Do you think this will affect the leaking? Will it EVER stop?
 

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I thought about lilypads, too, but a LC told me they are not good for your breasts because they don't allow for airflow. Not sure if this is true, but something to consider. I leak less now, so I'm able to use wool pads instead of disposables. I got some nice one's from jillian's drawers.
 

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I leaked very lightly for about a month. Wore the breast pads and it took care of it.
 

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I still had to wear pads when I returned to work (dd was 16m and we were still nursing)....I think around 2y it stopped (that's when my cycle returned as well).....but she nursed through my pregnancy until about 32wks and I still had milk at that point (and leakage) until ds was born and we picked right back up.
 

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I put they never stopped because though I stopped wearing breast pads at three months or so, every time I nurse on one side and my milk lets down, the other side leaks.<br><br>
I just stopped caring. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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