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    Melinda Guest

    Question Leaking breastmilk already??

    I have been leaking a bit of colostrum for a little while now, but today I noticed that it is turning a milky colour...is this normal???



    Anything out of the ordinary like this freaks me out!! I know it's normal to leak colostrum, but breastmilk???? Someone please set my mind at ease!

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    I have been able to get breastmilk out since the moment I found out I was pg. But maybe thats because I am still breastfeeding Glenn..... (LMAO sorry had to do it)
    Um I am pretty sure it is normal. I can remember with my first I seem to have alot of stuff coming out from pretty early on. I guess just keep an eye on it & mention it at your next appointment.

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    LOL Fiona I have the same problem!!!!

    Mel - I agree with Fiona mention about it at your next appointment, I think they do say with subsequent pregnancies your milk comes in sooner (or did I make that up!!!!) sorry I don`t really know considering I`m still feeding Matthew but I know my colostrum came in this time at about 16 weeks.

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    It's funny you know, as up until we conceived this one, I still had BM but Jacob was only BF for a matter of days!!! It then changed to colostrum that was leaking straight away and has just changed to milky today.....weird.

    I did a google search where I read it's normal?

    Thanks for your replies.

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    Hey Melinda

    I've already been leaking colostrum too and have been told that its completely normal to get milk in really early in subsequent pregnancies. Still, I reckon I'd freak out to!!

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    Hi Mel

    Yes it is normal and quite common

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    Thanks so much Alan! You always ease my mind!!!

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    Hi!
    I was leaking breastmilk (and i mean needing to change breastpads several times a day at times) from about 5 months.
    I remember panicking and asking my obst about it.
    He told me I had nothing to be worried about, an infact should be happy.
    He said my body was preparing itself for the baby and it meant i had a good start, should i want to bf.
    He wasn't kidding. Thankfully, i've had a decent supply of breastmilk.
    My CMHN thinks it's liquid gold!

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    Mel with this PG I've been leaking milk too. I haven't seen any in the yellow colostrum colour.

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    I'm the opposite to all you ladies - with my first I leaked colostrum from early on but with this one I've got nothing - let alone milk!!!!! It has been eighteen months since I finished breastfeeding but now I'm getting concerned there's going to be a problem this time as I can't even squeeze any out and I'm 35 weeks. Don't mean to hijack your thread Melinda - [email protected]!

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    Jaspen, I wouldn't be concerned. When I was like a week off giving birth to my second I couldn't get a drop of breastmilk out even though it had only been about 4 months since #1 had weaned. I went on to have a normal milk supply & am still bfing #2 & pg with #3.

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