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Leaking Breasts During Pregnancy

My daughter is concerned because her baby is not due till November and she is already having leakage from her breasts.... I didn't have leakage till I was in my last month, so don't know if having it this early is normal or not. Her breasts did increase in size a lot more than mine and a lot sooner.

What can I do next?

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I am due in November also - and leaked VERY early on .... at about 16 weeks. My Doctor said that wasn't a problem. She should be ok.

Mine leaked for about 3 or 4 months before I gave birth... and I now have a beautiful and perfect 6 week old little girl. So I doubt there's anything to work about... congrats on being a grandma!

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I think I started leaking the moment we conceived! I leaked for months after she was born and I only breastfeed for a few weeks. My doctor and his nurse always said it was ok - every body reacts differently. They did say as long as it was not mucus or blood I was fine. Have her to call her dr for piece of mind but tell her to take a deep breath and buy some good disposable breast shields.

completely normal that happened to me when i was about 5 months pregnant with both my children the doctor said it was normal and not to worry.

during my 2nd pregnancy, my breasts started leaking at about 5 months along, so i wouldn't worry about it! (my baby was born 3 days after her due date!)

Mine leaked for about 3 or 4 months before I gave birth... and I now have a beautiful and perfect 6 week old little girl. So I doubt there's anything to work about... congrats on being a grandma!

It is perfectly normal. My understanding is that you will generally see it earlier (and more abundant) in subsequent pregnancies, but I had milky discharge just a few months into my first pregnansy.

It is normal!!! during my 1st pregnancy I started leaking around 6 or 7 months. this time i have started leaking at 6 months.

I breastfed for four months only. That was 8 months ago. Believe it or not, I was leaking a little about 3 weeks ago after 8 months! Very normal, don't be suprized to see leakage afterwards. It is different for all.

I got this early, too. I took a warm bath and it started up. I don't know if it is due to the amount of breast swelling or not, but I swelled early on and very largely like you described. My Dr. had said that it is normal and that me taking the warm bath probably triggered it. It can happen at any time but is most likely to happen when warmest. It shouldn't be constant and is not harmful. She can buy the breast pads for leakage and start wearing them now. I was a little over 5 months myself, so I don't think the timing is an issue either. Good luck!

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