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Old 03-28-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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I read some anecdotes suggesting that beginning to leak breast milk during pregnancy was an indicator that breastfeeding was likely to go well. Any truth to this?

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Hmm...you start producing colostrum about halfway through pregnancy. But it's thick and yellowish. How much are you leaking?
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Hmm...you start producing colostrum about halfway through pregnancy. But it's thick and yellowish. How much are you leaking?
I've never actually caught it. I just keep noticing stains on my pajamas in the mornings. But it's progressed so far from dime-sized to quarter-sized spots.
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I've never actually caught it. I just keep noticing stains on my pajamas in the mornings. But it's progressed so far from dime-sized to quarter-sized spots.
Yeah, that's normal. Some women will leak small amounts while pregnant. I think *most* women make enough milk for their babies anyways, so I'm sure you will too.
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Re: Leaking during pregnancy?

I don't really think it's an indicator of anything. With both my pregnancies I started leaking at around 15-16 weeks. This late I now leak enough that I have to wear breastpads around the clock or have spots on my clothes. With my first, I had nothing but problems for weeks once she got here and eventually had to give up due to blinding pain after only a few weeks. I do think I could have continued had I had a decent amount of support, but I didn't.

I do believe that regardless most women with the right support and encouragement can successfully breastfeed, I just don't think that leaking early or even often during pregnancy has much to do with it.
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I only leaked once, but BF'ing didn't go well for us. It took a full 10 weeks for us to get into a groove, but since then BF'ing has been awesome.
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Re: Leaking during pregnancy?

I haven't leaked at all, I never did with DS either. However after DS was born and my milk came in, it was plentiful to the point that I could lean over the sink and it would run out some.
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