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Why does my milk leak every time my baby cries or makes a fussy sound??

My baby made a fussy sound in his sleep and my milk instantly started leaking all over! Is that normal??


Asked by MarlyeGirl at 3:05 PM on Dec. 1, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (7)
  • Good old instincts... especially in the beginning, boobs will leak milk whenever a baby (even if it isn't yours) fusses. Keep a big stock of breastpads so you don't leak through your shirt, and if you're breastfeeding, think about getting the milksaver pads, that way not a single drop of breastmilk is wasted.

    Answer by risonski at 3:21 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Yep its normal.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:07 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • I've heard it's totally normal. Some hormone triggers in your brain to respond to your baby's cries, or something like that. My mom said she hated it when I was a baby, that her shirts were always milk-stained because she couldn't control the leaks xD

    Answer by caitxrawks at 3:07 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • yeah its totally normal. my friends did that during the last few weeks of being pregnant...

    your body just knows that your boobs are used to feed a baby when in need. and when you hear a baby crying particularly YOUR baby, your brain knows that your boobs are used to calm your baby down so it makes more milk to do that...

    its normal though :)

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 3:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Yep, it's normal. My friend told me about it when she was pregnant and I didn't believe her. Then I read about it and still didn't believe it. Then it happened to me.

    Answer by alysmommy0909 at 3:12 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • yep.. its weird it leaks when some else's baby cries. Your breasts know its time to feed when a baby cries

    Answer by vsrillo at 3:16 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Yep it's normal. Mine would leak all the time when he would cry... especially if it was close to feeding time I would let down. But it has gotten better with time and almost never happens anymore... he is 4 months.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 3:57 PM on Dec. 1, 2008