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When did your breasts start leaking?

Or when did they start developing colostrum? Im 23 weeks tomorrow. My Mom was leaking tons by her 5th month... Im worried I won't develop milk... My friend never got her breast milk with her baby. But i really want to breast feed

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firethearson

Asked by firethearson at 6:46 PM on Aug. 28, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I never leaked. Breastfed to 26 months. Leaking or not leaking means nothing.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:46 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • I didnt start "leaking" til my milk came in 3 days after my son was born and 2 days after my daughter was born. I was able to squeeze colostrum out at about 36 weeks with both of them but it definitely wasnt leaking
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 6:53 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Mine came in when i gave birth but i gave birth at 23 weeks and 3 days - I'm sure yours will come!
    toledoohiomom

    Answer by toledoohiomom at 7:16 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • i never leaked. my milk came in within a week after i had bothe babies. leaking doesnt mean anything
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 7:50 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Some women never leak. Leaking has nothing to do with the ability to produce milk.

    And it is likely that your friend made breastmilk just fine (unless she had breast surgery or they gave her medication without her knowledge), it was probably more that she was told wrong information.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:39 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • I started leaking colostrum at about 24 weeks. Normal, as far as I know. I was able to nurse, and still am, 15 months later.

    good luck!
    christaberk

    Answer by christaberk at 8:41 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

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