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Not concerned or anything. Just wondering the time span between when you really started lactating and when you gave birth

If I sleep w/o a bra I wake up in a puddle and if I wear a shirt w/o a bra I drench the front of it. Am I close?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:07 AM on Jan. 24, 2013 in Pregnancy

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  • Some women start lactating in the during the third trimester to avoid the wet bra/shirt issue I would consider wearing a nursing pads in your bra. I personally didn't start lactating until right after he was born.

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 5:05 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • I didn't start lactating until after mine were born, but once I did I wore sleep bras from motherhood. They were very comfortable.

    Answer by missanc at 5:46 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • I didn't have milk until 2-3 days after my babies were born. I didn't leak colostrum.

    Answer by idareyou at 8:16 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • I started lactating for real about three weeks after my daughter was born prematurely.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:54 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • I started leaking colostrum about 2 days before DD was born, & my real milk came in about 24 hours after her birth. So, I'm understanding you're still pregnant? Go ahead & get some nursing bras & pads, you'll be a lot more comfortable.

    Answer by KA91 at 10:56 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • I started lactating about 3 weeks before my children were born. I found that tight fitting sports bras with nursing pads inserted worked really good. They stopped a lot of the leakage, and my breasts were not as sore. They are less expensive and you can wear them after you aren't pregnant anymore.

    Answer by Sierrarose99 at 5:33 PM on Feb. 2, 2013

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