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I'm 28 weeks now, and my boobs haven't leaked at all so far, not even a tiny bit... And I recently found out that if they haven't leaked yet at this stage it can be a sign of being unable to breastfeed. I have my heart set on breastfeeding .Jenny, and i'm worried that I might not be able to now.

Has anyone successfully breastfed despite not leaking at all during pregnancy? It's probably totally different for everyone, but i'm just curious to see whether there's any truth behind it.
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replied September 12th, 2006
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i'm 28 weeks now, and my boobs haven't leaked at all so far, not even a tiny bit... And I recently found out that if they haven't leaked yet at this stage it can be a sign of being unable to breastfeed. I have my heart set on breastfeeding .Jenny, and i'm worried that I might not be able to now.


Has anyone successfully breastfed despite not leaking at all during pregnancy? It's probably totally different for everyone, but i'm just curious to see whether there's any truth behind it.


leaking has absolutely nothing to do with breast feeding. I'm not sure where you heard such a false statement - but rest assured it is not true.

Breast feeding takes patience and a lot of support in the begining. Since it is 'natural' and people have been doing it for eons, it seems like it would be a no brainer. But it is a lot more difficult (just in the begining) than people think.

You may want to talk to a lactation consultant in the hospital and keep her number for when you get home - just in case. ;)
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replied September 12th, 2006
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Ive only heard of one person who's milk didn't come in and that was from a friend of a friends friend. If you know what I mean. I really dont' think that it's that common for your milk not to come in. I do know that once it does come in that you will only produce what your skoot will eat. I love breast feeding. I am very glad that I stuck to it at the hospital because the nurses wouldnt' let me give up. It was very frusterating at first but then we got it by the evening of day two.

So I wouldn't stress out about it too much.....Talk to your ob if you are really worried about it.
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replied September 12th, 2006
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I didn't leak at all under the end of my pregnancy, and then that was only when my nipples were physically stimulated. But i'm exclusively breastfeeding my daughter, and now you can't even tell me "hello" without my boobs spraying milk everywhere.

Breastfeeding is hard at the beginning. Your baby is so eager to suck that they'll grab onto whatever they can and just go for it, whether it's the very tip of your nipple or the side of your breast. Don't leave the hospital without speaking with at least one lactation consultant, even if you think you're doing it right. (if you're not, you're in for some serious pain very very soon.) they'll help you with different nursing positions, getting your little one to latch on properly, and teach you ways of dealing with nipple pain (because most likely, after a day or two, your nipples will feel like someone's been rubbing them with sandpaper!)

just remember to stick with it! If you correct your baby's latch every time (which will hurt, because your nipples will be sooo sensitive), the pain will fade, and they'll learn the proper way soon. I was breastfeeding .Aly comfortably at two weeks, and now I can nurse her at 3 am without even having to turn the light on... She finds my nipple all on her own and latches properly all by herself!

It's sooo worth it! Your little one will get so many benefits from your milk. You can do it! :)
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replied September 12th, 2006
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Thanks ladies, that's really put my mind at ease.. I can't wait to breastfeed, and i'll stick at it even if it's hard at first.. I want what's best for my little girl =)
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replied September 14th, 2006
Well when I had my son I leaked from 20 weeks on... When he was born my milk didnt even come in. So I say dont worry about it because it is different for everyone. That dont mean anything.
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replied September 14th, 2006
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Damn, 28 weeks already girl! How time flys!!!
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replied September 14th, 2006
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I know, it's mad! Third trimester now.. Woohoo the home stretch =)
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replied September 14th, 2006
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I didnt' know you were having a girl....Congrats!!! What are you going to name her.
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replied September 14th, 2006
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Re: Breastfeeding Question
zanyzanny wrote:
i have my heart set on breastfeeding .Jenny


in the first post hun :)
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replied September 14th, 2006
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Yup, her full name will be .Jennifer .Michelle.. Her middle name is my sister's name =)
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replied September 14th, 2006
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Awww! Where'd you get jennifer from? Just picked it?
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My boyfriend suggested it, and we both really like it.. I like names you can shorten, and we didn't wanna pick something too strange.. She's gotta live with it for the rest of her life, after all. She'll probably be .Jenny when she's ickle and .Jen when she's older =)
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replied September 14th, 2006
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I got my milk in but it wasn't very much so it was really hard to breastfeed, I eventually quit trying because it just wasn't working out for us. And when my kid wants to eat he wants to .E.A.T.! Lol.
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replied September 15th, 2006
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Thanks kia I didn't see that. Oh I met another girl named jennifer but she spelled it jenypher. Isnt that cute. I like that spelling a lot better than the spelling of my name.

Jennifer is a good name.
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