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Exclusive BFing and letdowns???

I have been EBF my 2-month-old daughter. I'm just wondering how long I will have painful letdowns and leaking?
My friend said she doesn't leak anymore but her daughter is a few months older than mine.
Will I always leak? Will my letdowns be less painful anytime soon?

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Petite.Amante

Asked by Petite.Amante at 8:15 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • idk about the painful let-downs....never had that. but about the leaking i will say that i leaked alot with my first, hardly at all with my second and not at all with the third. it really helps to wear a padded bra though
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • After a few months it will all get better. I think it was around 3-4 months for me
    crazy4u49033

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 8:21 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I had the sporadic let downs for about 2.5 months I guess. I know I was no longer having them when I went back to work when DD was 13 weeks old. The only time I leak now is during letdown when she's nursing (she's 9 months). I think she was about 3 months old when I could finally go an entire day without having to change my nursing pads although there were still some nights where I leaked quite a bit.
    Journey311

    Answer by Journey311 at 8:57 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • You may have an oversupply of milk (that can cause painful letdowns and leaking) check out the info at Oversupply

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:06 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Thanks ladies :)
    Petite.Amante

    Comment by Petite.Amante (original poster) at 3:20 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

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