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breast milk issues Dorita Rodriguez Due December 21 (boy); Texas 8 posts
29th Nov '12

i started leaking breast milk wen i was six months pregnant. ive been told that stress n depression can dry ur b**bs.unfortunate situations have me strssing b ad.im tryin not to but its hard to ignore problems as big as mines right now. im 37 weeks now n im leaking way less than i did before. i rarely find dry milk on my bra anymore.is it possible for my b**bs to dry before i even give birth?wat can i do to keep it coming cuz i dont wanna give my baby formula :/

Brandi Eastman 2 kids; Youngsville, Pennsylvania 1452 posts
29th Nov '12

Once you give birth and your baby starts nursing it should go back to normal. berastmilk is supply and demand. If there is no demand (ie, your not nursing or pumping), the supply goes down.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Brandi Eastman:" Once you give birth and your baby starts nursing it should go back to normal. berastmilk is supply and demand. If there is no demand (ie, your not nursing or pumping), the supply goes down."

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Plus its just colostrum you milk doesnt come in until after birth.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
29th Nov '12

You don't make milk until after the baby is born. You are leaking colostrum... and no just because you aren't leaking as much now means nothing in regards to breastfeeding. I breastfeed and I never leaked anything and still don't. My b**bs keep it all inside nicely :wink:

Dorita Rodriguez Due December 21 (boy); Texas 8 posts
29th Nov '12

omg thats a relief i was worrying that i wouldnt be able to breast feed my baby. thank u ladies :)