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    Default Will I ever stop leaking?

    My DD is 5 months old and I'm still leaking so much! I have to sleep on towels, change my nursing pads several times a day, and often change my shirt because I leak like crazy! I only pump once a day a few times a week so we can mix some EBM with Prevacid. Do I have an oversupply or just leaky pipes ?

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    Default Re: Will I ever stop leaking?

    I don't have a real answer but my baby is almost 14 months and I still leak at night and the occasional accident during the day b/c since I don't go out much I don't want to buy anymore pads.

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    Default Re: Will I ever stop leaking?

    I don't use pads anymore but I often leak, and dd is 7 months old. Its not all the time, but it does happen. I just figure, everyone knows I am nursing and if they don't they soon will. And breastmilk doesn't stain, so no worries there.

    I know it can be hard to get used to leaking, not to mention the cost of pads, but there are some cloth breastpads out there that I think are more comfortable than disposables.

    Erin
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    Default Re: Will I ever stop leaking?

    I found a thread that discusses cloth nursong pads:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/vbullet...newpost&t=5097

    hth
    erin

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

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    Default Re: Will I ever stop leaking?

    At 5 months I did still leak fairly frequently. I would joke that I knew whenever my DS was getting hungry at home/getting a bottle of EMB because no matter where I was or what I was doing at work or commuting or whatever, I'd have a letdown.... It did get better with time, gradually, over several more months. At just about 16 months, I leak rarely, though did just about start to at one point yesterday! I hate that I still rely on disposable pads as often as I do, but I wear them many days at work - for the security. (If you've read my long and off-topic post in the chitchat area, you'll understand that having visible leaks is the last thing I need in my current work environment!!) Often, if DS is nursing on one side, the other side will leak a little during the letdown, but that's about it.... hang in there! this too shall pass!
    -linda

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    Default Re: Will I ever stop leaking?

    I'm a leaker too- my girl is almost 5 months, and I still am wearing breastpads rather than washing so many shirts in a day!!! Had the same issue with my son. Once they start to BF less, the leaking gets less-however, all it takes is a day of a lot of feedings for it to start all over again!!!

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