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Nipple gunk? Korean's &Ella's Mama &He 2 kids; Marietta, Georgia 1277 posts
14th Sep '11

so I'm only 25 weeks pregnant an my boobs have been leaking for a while now well this morning I woke up and there was gunkk on my nipples like a booger looking thing &&they smell funny wtf?!
Can I make them stop leaking? Wth is the gunk? &can I start pumping now?

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
14th Sep '11

It's probably colostrum, it's normal, and NO... do NOT pump.

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
14th Sep '11

haha ewww
probably just dried up colostrum.

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
14th Sep '11
Quoting Korean's Mama &Hearts:" so I'm only 25 weeks pregnant an my boobs have been leaking for a while now well this morning I woke ... [snip!] ... like a booger looking thing &&they smell funny wtf?! Can I make them stop leaking? Wth is the gunk? &can I start pumping now?"


That is just the name of the game.
You can't really pump I don't think.
Because it isn't really the actual breast milk.
That doesn't come in until like 3 days after birth.

Ren and Carson's mommy + Due March 29 (girl); 2 kids; Wyoming 1621 posts
14th Sep '11

Colostrum...and don't pump now, it can induce labor if you do and you definitely don't want that yet!

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
14th Sep '11

And no don't pump

user banned Florida 239 posts
14th Sep '11

normal- and don't pump.

Korean's &Ella's Mama &He 2 kids; Marietta, Georgia 1277 posts
14th Sep '11

I am so not haply with this situation lol &i thought maybe it was a side effect of my progesterone shots boo

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
14th Sep '11
Quoting Korean's Mama &Hearts:" I am so not haply with this situation lol &i thought maybe it was a side effect of my progesterone shots boo"


Buy some nipple pads?
It is just something that happens to a lot of pregnant women.
It will only get worse when the baby is born, none of my shirts when without a breastmilk stain.

Rachael T Due October 30; United Kingdom 2 posts
14th Sep '11
Quoting Korean's Mama &Hearts:" so I'm only 25 weeks pregnant an my boobs have been leaking for a while now well this morning I woke ... [snip!] ... like a booger looking thing &&they smell funny wtf?! Can I make them stop leaking? Wth is the gunk? &can I start pumping now?"


Its worth checking with doctor, colostrum tends to be an opaque liquid thats quite yellow in colour and doesnt smell bad. What your describing may be a small infection due to a blocked duct. Worth looking into as if left could lead to mastitis when ur milk starts to come in properly. But might be nothing, Ive been leaking since about then too, clear or slightly yellowy liquid. I would not advise pumping as like others have said may have an inducing affect probs wouldnt lead to labour but may increase braxton hicks. Get the leaking checked to be sure though Im sure its nothing to worry about :)

Amanda Wilkie 2 kids; USA 180 posts
14th Sep '11

with my first son, i started leaking really early after growing two cup sizes and by 6-7 months i had to squeeze some out in the shower for them to not leak too bad or hurt.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
14th Sep '11
Quoting Korean's Mama &Hearts:" I am so not haply with this situation lol &i thought maybe it was a side effect of my progesterone shots boo"


Get used to it lol, wait until after she's born..

Korean's &Ella's Mama &He 2 kids; Marietta, Georgia 1277 posts
14th Sep '11
Quoting Ashley; Kenley's Mommy!:" Get used to it lol, wait until after she's born.."


I didn't leak after my first was born but, I had ALOT of milk to pump lol