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Leaking Milk at 6 weeks after Birth??

I am BF my daughter. She will be 6 weeks this Tuesday- Is it normal to be leaking milk alot? I know I have a great supply, but I leak ALOT! I have a fast flow, so does this mean I will leak more? And when will it stop???????

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Asked by ashley_hatty at 8:09 PM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I have an almost 4 month old and I still leak a lot. I have an over supply of milk, so I thought it had something to do w/ it too. I've heard it slows down around the 3-4 month mark though.

    Answer by huntannakay at 8:11 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I leaked a lot until around my 4-5 month. I just started pumping the extra and freezing it. Paid off in the end though.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 8:12 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • yes, you may leak a lot. I think I leaked for about 8-9 months after she was born. Around 6 months, it started to be that I only leaked at night. I just got used to wearing breast pads, thats all.

    Answer by serioussifL at 8:16 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I was still leaking when my son quit nursing at 2.5 yrs old.

    Answer by semazani at 8:22 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Yeah what I did when I was still at home I caught the milk that was leaking from the opposite side the baby was nursing on, I used a coffee cup. Other than that wear pads breast feeding is all about supply and demand. AS soon as your baby has a schedule worked out your breasts will accommodate. You may still leak a little bit.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 8:30 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

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