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Does leaking a lot during pregnancy mean you're going to be good for breastfeeding when the baby is born?

I am HOPING this means that I'm going to be good to go when my milk comes in after he/she is born. What happens when NOTHING comes out of you during pregnancy?? Do you just put the baby to your breast and he MAKES something come out? (ouch) lol.

 
gottalovemal

Asked by gottalovemal at 11:40 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (9)
  • Leaking means...absolutely nothing.

    Lack of leaking means...absolutely nothing.

    I didn't leak a drop. Weaned at 26 months.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:37 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I never leaked during pregnancy. I only was able to breastfeed on one breast for the most of two weeks. So who knows?
    DeathBat

    Answer by DeathBat at 11:42 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • I didn't leak and breastfed until my daughter weaned herself at 23 months.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:51 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • I never leaked in pregnancy, I never felt my milk come in (even postpartum), I only leaked a couple times postpartum when I was sleeping on my stomach. I have never had supply issues, my baby has never gone hungry or needed to supplement at all. This stuff varies greatly with every mother. The best thing to do is to drink lots of water so your body can produce lots of milk.

    Good luck.
    jellyphish

    Answer by jellyphish at 11:55 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Check this site out: Breastfeedingmadesimple.com. It's GREAT!
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:39 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • its true..leaking really isn't a determining factor of how easy breastfeeding with be for you.
    Bernie19

    Answer by Bernie19 at 3:04 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • gdiamante is right. It doesn't mean much, except that you're leaking.
    The good news is, you'll make milk, as soon as that placenta falls off the wall of your uterus. That causes a major hormone shift that tells your breasts that the baby needs its nutrition from the outside now, and you will have colostrum before the baby even gets to the breast. The body is an amazing thing!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:14 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • whatever gdimante says about breastfeeding- BELIEVE IT!!!
    she has some awesome advice on pretty well any breastfeeding issue ;)
    katiemum

    Answer by katiemum at 6:33 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • It's neither a good nor bad sign. It just means you leak a lot.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:12 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

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