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    Default Leaky Breasts!!!

    So...I have a 7 week old son, my second child that I have nursed. With my first, my breasts NEVER leaked, except when I was SUPER full in the morning, (if he had skipped a nighttime feeding or something.) Now, it seems every time I have a letdown, the opposite side that I'm not nursing on will leak. I'm not terribly concerned that it's a health issue, just wondering if it's normal. The small obsessive, hoarder-like side of me wants to save every drop so when it's leaking out my heart breaks just a little, hahaha. Anyone else experienced increased leaking with their second or third, etc?

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    Default Re: Leaky Breasts!!!

    Totally normal.

    Look into Milk Savers. Google that, it's a gizmo you put in your bra to catch the leaked milk for storage.
    Susan
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    Default Re: Leaky Breasts!!!

    Happens to me all the time, and I am nursing my first. I sometimes have to pump the other side. Once I put the horn on to see what leaked out and it was almost .5 ounce. That's when I started pumping while feeding.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

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    Default Re: Leaky Breasts!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sarahg978 View Post
    The small obsessive, hoarder-like side of me wants to save every drop so when it's leaking out my heart breaks just a little, hahaha.
    "Tonight, on 'Hoarders'- Sarah lives in a house surrounded by bags of breastmilk."

    It's totally normal.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Default Re: Leaky Breasts!!!

    hahahaha i knoooow...don't look at my latest post involving stuffing and sage!!!!!! thanks ladies, love the milk savers idea!!! i suppose if i know it's happening i could just use a cup to collect the leaking milk when i'm at home at least. not sure why i never thought of that...i am SO tired. thanks ladies

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