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leaking doesn't indicate supply, right? [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
16th Apr '13

I've been leaking since about 14 weeks. I pretty much only leak from the right breast, but if I try I can get a very tiny amount out of the left one. I didn't think anything about it until I got bored today and was reading how to use my new pump. I hooked it up to both sides just to see how it worked and the suction was, and the right breast immediately flowed freely. The left let out barely a drop. I know my milk hasn't come in yet, but could this indicate some kind of left tit issue I have?

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7012 posts
status 16th Apr '13

Leaking has nothing to do with supply.




However usually one breast will make more milk than the other. My left breast doesn't make as much milk as my right but that could be from DD favoring my right side.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
16th Apr '13

Id like to know to I have the same problem lol
How much is normal if your 30 Weeks I wonder cause barely anything but a.drop comes out of both if mine and isnt the baby supposed to live off the colostrum(?) Until your milk drops? Lol

James & John's Mommy Due August 4; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Overton, Texas 3222 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" I've been leaking since about 14 weeks. I pretty much only leak from the right breast, but if I try I ... [snip!] ... The left let out barely a drop. I know my milk hasn't come in yet, but could this indicate some kind of left tit issue I have?"


from what ive read u can leak a ton and still have a problem with milk supply PP. i leaked a lot with my first and had a problem with supply

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
16th Apr '13

I didn't leak at all and had an oversupply untill dd was 6 months old.

Klem +2 2 kids; Pawling, New York 5141 posts
16th Apr '13

I don't think leaking can predict anything.
I always had issues with my left (I never leaked while pregnant btw).
And at around 7 or 8 months or so I gave up on it, lol. We only use the right now, and thewre is plenty for him :)

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
16th Apr '13

I never leaked and couldnt get anything out with nipple stimulation before birth. My milk came in day 3pp, no issues BFing.