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_Jessicah_'s picture
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More Leakage

Leaking this early is getting a little annoying. I may have to start wearing nursing pads now as I don't want to go through the day with a wet bra if I'm not home and can't change it!! Again it's not alot but enough that I can feel the wetness. I get the tingly, let down sensation and then some fluid leakage. I hope I don't leak it all out before Ryan gets here....lol

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So with you on that one! I was changing last night into my pj's and it wouldn't stop leaking for a good 15 mins! I just sat there with a tissue to catch it all... and the let down is so painful right now! I don't know why!

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:eek: WOW. I haven't had that yet, although after a warm shower I can express it if I try. I would hate to wear a breast pad already.

_Jessicah_'s picture
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It's driving me insane!! I've gotten to where I can't sleep without a bra on because I wake up wet and I'd rather the moisture be contained within a bra than all over me and the bed.

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Although annoying I think that's a great sign if you plan to breastfeed!! If not, um, not so much.

I feel let down a lot, but my bras don't get wet yet. I am getting colostrum already tho, just not enough to leak.

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Question....what does let down feel like?

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I am literally a faucet! I can put my hands under my nips and catch a pool of colostrum. Definitely good for breastfeeding but my big concern in the pain and extreme sensitivity I have been feeling in my nips. Makes me worry that BFing might be too painful this time around. I can barely touch them without extreme pain.

Let down for me is a tingling sensation that starts on the outer part of my bbs and moves towards the nip, followed by leaking. Right now, which is different from when I breastfed before, my nips have a pain, like pinching, right before they start leaking.

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I have never leaked until after baby was born! How annoying lol lol.

Just an FYI for any Mama's reading this that are hoping to breastfeed but haven't starte leaking, don't worry about it! Not leaking has no bearing on whether or not you will have enough milk for baby or anything!

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"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

Just an FYI for any Mama's reading this that are hoping to breastfeed but haven't starte leaking, don't worry about it! Not leaking has no bearing on whether or not you will have enough milk for baby or anything!

Yep, it's just a huge PITA is all!

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"katiek68" wrote:

Question....what does let down feel like?

My left boob does it. It's sort of like a little shock right on the nipple and then it leaks. Have you ever had TENS? It's like someone put an electrode on my nipple.

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"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

I have never leaked until after baby was born! How annoying lol lol.

Just an FYI for any Mama's reading this that are hoping to breastfeed but haven't starte leaking, don't worry about it! Not leaking has no bearing on whether or not you will have enough milk for baby or anything!

lol I was just about to ask Smile Whew.

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applying pressure can slow it down. I literally just push on my boobs to get them to stop. I have not had any let down with this one yet, and I am so glad!

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"joyjim" wrote:

applying pressure can slow it down. I literally just push on my boobs to get them to stop. I have not had any let down with this one yet, and I am so glad!

haha, I push on my boobs and it squirts out faster!

_Jessicah_'s picture
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Mine is the colostrum as well. It doesn't flow alot. Just enough to get the inside of my bra went and it annoys me. I never had this with Brynna. I didn't get any colostrum or milk until she was born and we started nursing. So yes FTM don't worry as not having milk now doesn't mean you won't be able to breastfeed. Just be thankful you're not a milk fountain right now....lol

Let down for me is this tingling starting at the base of my boobs and then it travels to the nipples and then the milk starts to leak. My nipples are not painful at all though. My boobs, however, do feel like they are hard as boulders sometimes. My DH was poking them (yes I know how juvenile that is) and couldn't believe how hard they were.

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Thankfully I've dodged this bullet!! I've had a little leakage here and there, but no more than a drop, just to let me know it's coming lol! I generally don't leak until after my milk comes in...

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

Thankfully I've dodged this bullet!! I've had a little leakage here and there, but no more than a drop, just to let me know it's coming lol! I generally don't leak until after my milk comes in...

me either and then it isn't leaking.. its pouring. lol

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I'vs had a little...enough to be annoying inside my shirt and dripping a little bit, or it happens in the night. Nothing much though, but I bought some nursing pads just in case it suddenly gets worse!

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Happy to say I haven't experienced this yet. I am hoping to breastfeed, but I am not in any kind of hurry to have leaky, sore boobs.