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Leaking Breasts


Pregnancy can wreak havoc on your hormones. With all of the pregnancy changes you have experienced, who knew that you would have to deal with leaking breasts too?

Fluid can leak from your breasts throughout pregnancy. This fluid, called colostrum, is clear and tastes sweet. It is also called “pre-milk” and is your baby’s first nutrients if you decide to nurse. Your actual breast milk won’t come in until a day or two after your baby is born.

Colostrum can leak from your breasts even in early pregnancy. Most of the time, colostrum will leak at night while you are asleep, but your breasts may also leak in the middle of the day. If you have frequent leaking, so ahead and purchase some breast pads. We recommend Avent disposable nursing pads. They are very thin and you hardly notice them. Any liquid gets trapped and turns to gel, so there is no risk of leakage.

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