Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You Can't Keep Good Breasts Down!

I'm currently 14w4d pregnant.  Though I went up a few cup sizes by the time I gave birth to my son, I was surprised that my breasts already grew by two cup sizes well before the end of the first trimester with this pregnancy.  Hubs thought my twins looked luscious, but he was forbidden from touching them because they were painfully tender.  If you've been pregnant, you probably understand.  My sweater enhancers are no longer nearly as sore, but I'm thinking he won't be interested in my bodacious ta-tas because of a new development. 

I'm leaking.

Yes, my breasts are already leaking.  I'm barely in the second trimester and my bras have already been colostrum-stained by that precious liquid gold.  I ended up having to wear nursing pads from around the fifth or sixth month on with my son and I'm amazed that my milky fountains have already kicked in hard enough that the overflow is spilling out.  Right about now I'm kicking myself in the butt for packing all of my reusable cloth nursing pads - grrr!

It's debatable whether or not my body was built for easy conception and pregnancies, but my breasts sure as heck were built for easy nursing!

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If you've been pregnant, when did you notice that your breasts started leaking?  For those of you with more than one pregnancy, did you find that second (and subsequent) pregnancies yielded earlier leakage?

3 comments:

  1. thing that sucks I was unable to produce so I really didnt leak at all. I did manage to get some out and feed after got it out with a pump but that only lasted for about two - three months :(

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  2. With Matthew, I was 5 months along, about 4 to 5 months with Chloe, but they didn't leak too much. Try the Throw away, Lanisoh pads. I LOVE those! They work awesomely. I know that you don't want to throw things away, but they are great! It's also great to keep an extra pair or two in your purse, just in case. Chloe nursed better than Matthew, so with her I had tons of milk. But she was great at keeping me drained. Not Matthew, I would wake up in the middle of the night in a puddle of breastmilk a few nights a week. So much so that I started sleeping on a towel. Breastpads would soak through. :(

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  3. @ Anonymous - Aw, I'm sorry you didn't get the experience you wanted. :(

    @ Heather - YES! I 100% agree with you; the Lansinoh Ultra Thins were the ONLY pads that could withstand the full force of my let down. I just have the light leaking right now, but I know that I'll have to stock up on those pads when baby arrives and my milk production is in full swing.

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