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So I was showering this morning and while doing my monthly breast exam ( it runs in my family ) I accidentally "milked" myself! It was just clear slightly tinted white liquid but boy was I surprised! There was a lot and it came out both nipples.... then I got curious<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> . Since I am planning on BF exclusively I have read tons of information on breastfeeding and how to do it and how to stimulate your milk flow.... So yes I did just that and surprise surprise I was leaking like crazy everywhere! So I know this would happen eventually but, isn't it too early for this? I'm due April 1..... Anyone else having this happen?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So I was showering this morning and while doing my monthly breast exam ( it runs in my family ) I accidentally "milked" myself! It was just clear slightly tinted white liquid but boy was I surprised! There was a lot and it came out both nipples.... then I got curious<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> . Since I am planning on BF exclusively I have read tons of information on breastfeeding and how to do it and how to stimulate your milk flow.... So yes I did just that and surprise surprise I was leaking like crazy everywhere! So I know this would happen eventually but, isn't it too early for this? I'm due April 1..... Anyone else having this happen?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"></div>
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I don't know if it's weird or early - but my breasts have been out of work for almost two years and I'm 20 weeks pregnant, but I can still express a bit of milk if I try.
 

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Awesome!<br><br>
You don't have to do anything to up your production before birth, but this is a good sign your body is on top of it.<br><br>
(Other readers) who don't have any signs, don't stress out either; I have oversupply (too much milk the entire time I nurse) and during pregnancy can't express a drop of colostrum to save my life, even in the last weeks.
 

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this started happening at 19 weeks with my last pregnancy. So I fully expect it pretty soon with this one. Like the PP said, there is no need to 'prepare' at all for breastfeeding (in that respect...some reading and a LLL meeting wouldnt go amiss <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Awesome!<br><br>
You don't have to do anything to up your production before birth, but this is a good sign your body is on top of it.<br><br>
(Other readers) who don't have any signs, don't stress out either; I have oversupply (too much milk the entire time I nurse) and during pregnancy can't express a drop of colostrum to save my life, even in the last weeks.</div>
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All of this!
 

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I'm still nursing DS so... yeah LMAO. I have milk.<br>
I think it happens at different times for everyone though. If you were, say, 11 week I would think it would be super early but you're 20+ so it might be on the early side but not unheard of.<br>
Congrats...? LOL
 

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With my DD one breast started leaking colostrum sometime right after 20 weeks. It leaked a ton! It started when we were at the movies...I just looked down and my shirt was soaked right there. Good thing it was dark! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It took me by surprise.<br><br>
But it's totally normal to leak a lot of colostrum, or none at all. One of my boobs leaked and one didn't, and both made milk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Get some cloth breast pads!
 

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I started leaking around 28-30wks with my pregnancies, and had oversupply. Yay for fully functioning boobs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am so excited! This is all happening so fast I wish I could pause my life for a second and absorb all of this pregnancy happiness! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Its good to know that my body is on top of this and that its not abnormal! Hip Hip Hooray!!!
 
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