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Let Down? Wha???

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Okay, this is really weird. I was sitting on the couch, eating my lunch, minding my own business when I felt the distinct feeling of breastmilk letdown in my breasts. Twice. Uhhhhh.... I'M STILL PREGNANT! I've been leaking colostrum for forever-since about 6 1/2 months. I can easily express from both sides-but don't. But this is really weird. I'm not engorged, but I can tell that my milk is definitely preparing, or is already coming in. You should see my in my v-neck today-I look like Chesty La Rue. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this a sign of labor? Can your milk come in before birth? What if I end up engorged and there's noone here to, um, eat?

Ack! Help!

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I have no advice for you, but there's always a pump - if it's a problem!

When I first read the title of the thread - I was sure it was a mom of their first baby surprised at their first let down! I remember sitting in bed with dd1 my first night home from the hospital nursing her - when I felt something DRIPPING on my leg! Milk from the other breast had SOAKED my nightgown and was dripping through it onto my leg. I was blown away! It was pretty funny. My nightgown felt like I had stood in the shower with it!
Oh yeah-I had that too with DS. I finally started wearing a bra to bed (which I HATE doing) with breastpads to avoid having to change the sheets every morning. I'm just wondering if this can happen BEFORE baby... so weird!
I've been having that tingly, pressure kind of feeling occasionally. No actual squirting at the time, though.

I did just get up from a nap with silver dollar sized wet spots on my shirt, though.
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Well, maybe it's a sign that labor is on it's way! {{fingers crossed}} It's one sign that I would prefer to do without though!
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