Not leaking?

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Registered: 02-21-2011
Not leaking?
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Sat, 08-25-2012 - 2:24pm

Is it a bad sign for breastfeeding that I'm not leaking at all? 

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Registered: 01-04-2012
In reply to: aasmomma
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 11:31am

I have only noticed leaking once this pregnancy, it was about a week ago after a shower. I laid down for a nap and noticed a tiny wet dot on the sheets -- that was it. I think it's probably another one of those things that just varies by woman and/or by pregnancy. I'm planning to breastfeed and I don't think of it as a bad sign, I'm just kind of glad I'm not all messy already!

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: aasmomma
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 11:08am

Not at all.  Your milk typically doesn't come in until 3-4 days post-baby.  I never leaked milk until mine came in with ds, and successfully bf him for 13 months.  He was never supplemented on formula.  This was my first pregnancy where I had a drop of leakage about a month ago, and I'm still not reading much into that.  Hugs.

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Registered: 08-08-2011
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 7:32pm

No leaking for me either....at 36 weeks..if I SQUEEZED my nipples....some colostrum would "ooze" out....but no leaking......

My Milk came in at 3 days post birth...... and I am producing a better amount than with DD 2 years ago. I can pump about 5-6 ounces every 3 hours....... Not too shabby!!!

 

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Registered: 02-04-2008
In reply to: aasmomma
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 6:48pm

I never leaked with DD and I was a real milk cow with her. LOL Haven't leaked with this one either, so hoping the same holds true. I wouldn't worry about it. I don't think it means anything.

 BabyFetus Ticker
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Registered: 02-21-2011
In reply to: aasmomma
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 3:50pm
Thanks though. :smileyhappy:
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Registered: 02-21-2011
In reply to: aasmomma
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 3:50pm
I bf'ed DS, but I was so out of it that I don't remember anything. lol I also don't remember if I leaked with him or not.
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Registered: 02-24-2012
In reply to: aasmomma
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 3:45pm
Hello - Just popping over from the Nov EC.
I wanted to tell you that both of my girls were successfully breastfed and I never ever leaked an ounce of milk, not pre-baby and not post baby. Somehow my body just knew the exact amount to make and that was all that it did, much to my annoyance because there was nothing available to pump without stealing the next feeding.
Good luck!
Tabatha
Proud Mom to Annika (4), Jamie (3), and 4 angels. Anxiously awaiting Baby #3!