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Readers Respond: What did you do for leaking breasts?

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Updated April 06, 2009

From the article: Breast Changes in Pregnancy
One pregnancy symptom that you may not have thought about is your breasts leaking in pregnancy. Some women notice this pregnancy symptom early on, while other don't notice until later. You may notice one breast leaks or that both breasts leak.

The substance leaking from your breasts is colostrum. It is your breasts preparing to breastfeed. Some women experience a lot of discharge, enough to wear breast pads, while other barely notice anything. The amount has nothing to do with your ability to breastfeed.

So when did you notice your breasts leaking in pregnancy? Did you need to wear breast pads? Offer Tips on Leaking

Pregnant?!

So I had my daughter 8 months ago and I stopped breastfeeding 5 months ago! Well last night my right breast had a few drops of milk and when I squeezed my left breast some milk came out of that one too! My boobs have also been very itchy/sore, but I got my period?!
—Guest ECO

Pregnant?!

So I had my daughter 8 months ago and I stopped breastfeeding 5 months ago! Well last night my right breast had a few drops of milk and when I squeezed my left breast some milk came out of that one too! My boobs have also been very itchy/sore, but I got my period?!
—Guest ECO

5 More Days!

I'm 5 days away from my EDD with my first baby and I woke up to my shirt being wet around my nipple. They've never leaked by themselves before. I've always had to squeeze it out. Does this means she's coming??! squeeze it out.
—Guest NeryssasMomToBe

Doc says no

I can't seem to get out of bed in the morning, I'm leaking from my breast, eating things I normally don't, losing weight by pigging out, sore breast, yet my doctor still says not pregnant. What gives?
—Guest Isabeth

pregnant &boobs laction at 18 weeks

well I am 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby and me and my boyfriend have notice on saturday morning that my boobs have started to leak a clear liquid but then it dries to like a white color is that normal for it to dry a white if it's clear?
—Guest tabitha

leaky breast

Hi I need advice I had a miscarriage over a year ago. I did start leaking back then but went on medication to stop it. Now I am ttc again and my breasts are tender and one is leaking. Not sure what to think its too early to test
—maegan25

HELP

My right boob is leaking I had my period at the end of July which is normal i have my period at the end of the month but my boob is leaking yellowish fluid. I have been having sex for two weeks now unprotected is it possible i could be pregnant??
—Guest Danni

posible im pregnant..?

My breast is painful and heavy,and now i had my periodearly instead on 28of the month..posible im pregnant?and my utetus i feel like full and sometimes is pain..
—Guest lynie

colostrum super early

I have 3 kids, didnt see colostrum until 3rd trimester with first, 2nd trimester with 2nd and with my third, i knew i was pregnant before i took a test because i saw colostrum 3 days before my missed period! Now i see it again, about 3 days until my expected period and here's leaky colostrum again. I think I'm preggo with number 4!
—Guest Momof3

i feel like im nuts.HELP PLEASE!

so i should be 18 dpo. im 4 days late for my period. my breasts are sore and i normally dont have sore breats ever.only when i was pregnant for my first child. the top of both of my breasts are kinda hard and only my right breats is leaking a few drops but im getting bfn. could i still be pregnant what could possibly be happening to me i feel stupid that im obsessing over this but when i got my first bfn im just like no i do not believe this at all now im just confused and bothered its becoming emotionally stressful for me lol any enlightenment would be nice!!
—Guest rhi

Am I pregnant

I'm 16 and I have been having headaches nausea and tender nipples and I have out grown my clothes could I be prego? :/
—Guest Sweet Candy

soreness breast and enlargement

could i be pregnant my breast started to hurt and feeling heavy and enlarge. i noticed that every time i run my breasts hurt. i noticed that my breast leak a white fluid. is it possible i am delayed and supposed to have this week
—Guest karen

Milk Came In

After my milk came in, my boobs only hurt for a week. Some people are syanig a whole month? I guess everyone is different..goodjob for making the decision to breastfeed as you are giving baby the best start possible(=As for the melons returning to normal size yes they do, well at least mine did! Unless you go longer than normal without feeding. Then they'll get engorged. Pump if need be.Goodluck!!! And YES it definitely gets easier.
—Guest CRIkKuVuTiFxEeDT

breast leaking

one of my breast is leaking since 9 months ago n don't know if I'm pregnant. could i give birth anytime soon?
—Guest jam

Confused

I have taken 2 pregnancy test and they both say negative but my breast have started to leak and become tender and i still have had my period could i be pregnant
—Guest jackson23

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