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Nursing Pads

i'm so sick of wearing nursing pads.  my mom says that by the time she went back to work, she could make it through her workday + her exercise class w/o leaking (or needing to pump!  she was supplementing with formula during the day).  i can't imagine going one hour w/o nursing pads... not because my breasts are that engorged, but because i let down easily and w/o much notice (i can't figure out what keeps triggering it). 

do you always wear nursing pads or were you able to eventually get rid of them?

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Re: Nursing Pads

  • I had to wear mine until DD was almost 5 months old
  • changing the topic here, but when did you start using the pads?  I haven't "leaked" yet except right when I finish a feeding and then just a couple drips that I dab with a towel.  should i expect to start randomly leaking throughout the day at some point?
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  • I was able to stop wearing them around 4 months.
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    changing the topic here, but when did you start using the pads?  I haven't "leaked" yet except right when I finish a feeding and then just a couple drips that I dab with a towel.  should i expect to start randomly leaking throughout the day at some point?

    I suppose you could just wait and see. I've needed them since the beginning. When I have a letdown, I leak, so 7 weeks in I don't have plans to get rid of them any time soon.

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  • I've never needed them, but I keep them on hand just in case. DS is 5mos old
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    changing the topic here, but when did you start using the pads?  I haven't "leaked" yet except right when I finish a feeding and then just a couple drips that I dab with a towel.  should i expect to start randomly leaking throughout the day at some point?

     

    I've always leaked.  In fact, I started leaking colostrum at about 25wks.  The morning my milk came in, my shirt was soaked from my collar to my navel before I even got out of bed.  I'm not completely sure, but I would think that if you haven't leaked yet, you're probably not going to (or at least not on a grand scale). 

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