to leak or not to leak?

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  1. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    if you leak a lot does that mean that you dont produce milk? or not enough?

    i havent leaked at all this pregnancy...and i did with charlotte..

    what have been your experiences?
     
  2. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    never leaked with paris or haven't with this one, didn't feed paris tho took weeks to get rid of my milk too
     
  3. annaespana1

    annaespana1 Well-Known Member

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    I'[d like to know this too, good question lisa :cheer:
    I've been leaking but more out my left booby than the right. AND the left boob is slightly bigger :rotfl:
     
  4. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    I leaked a lot with James, but when it came to breast feeding I managed 6 days before having to switch to bottle. I wasn't producing enough milk which is probably a result of having breast implants.
    I wonder if maybe I leaked during pregnancy because the breast implants were squashing the milk ducts :think:

    I don't think you can really tell how you'll get on until the baby arrives.
    I'm planning on bottle feeding from the start this time cos it was such a struggle breast feeding last time, I was up most of the night with James on my breast and he never seemed satisfied. Wish I never got breast implants cos I'd love to breast feed properly, but I didn't really worry about breast feeding when I had them put in!
     
  5. Nicky_Jones

    Nicky_Jones Well-Known Member

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    I leaked a lot while I was pregnant and didn't have any problems with supply for BF (except when I was ill and back at work I had trouble expressing enough to meet Ellies needs until I took some fenugreek).
     
  6. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    I leaked a bit while I was pregnant, not much. So far I've had no problems with breastfeeding and I think my supply is a little low at the moment because ryan is growing and I'm not eating/drinking much
     
  7. Kylie1007

    Kylie1007 Well-Known Member

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    I didnt leak in pregnancy and am producing plenty of milk. I only leak if my boob is full and needs a little man to drain it!
     
  8. Lola's Mummy

    Lola's Mummy Well-Known Member

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    Ionly leaked a little bit and i've had no problems with my supply :)
     
  9. susie

    susie Well-Known Member

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    i have been wondering about this i have had no leakage at all and was worried that i wont get any milk but by the sounds of it its a waiting game :D
     
  10. libs

    libs Well-Known Member

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    leaked loads - from 5 months and produced enough milk to feed
     
  11. Riley's Mommy

    Riley's Mommy Well-Known Member

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    i didnt leak with my pregnancy. when the time came, i had LOADS of milk there. so much so that i couldnt get riley to latch on once the milk came in.

    i dont think it has any bearing what so ever as to if you leak during pregnancy.

    most women are able to breastfeed with good support and technique :)
     
  12. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    i hardly leaked at all- the most i got was a little wet dot on my t-shirt when i was 8 or 9 months pregnant- and i hav an abundant supply of milk! melissa is a really good feeder, but shes yet to empty a breast!
     
  13. erin

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    I never leaked during pregnancy and I have a good supply - haven't been leaking at all even now that I breastfeed Maya, not even when my breasts are really full. Not sure if that is related to the actual milk supply though. :?
     
  14. Strangeness

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    I leaked from about 15 weeks with Aaron I think it was and I had no milk to feed him. I don't think it was down to me leaking early though more the shock to my body of labour and then a c section.
     

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