Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Q: This is kinda embarrassing, but my nipples recently started to leak. Is there anything I can do about this?
Leaky breasts during pregnancy
What you need to know about leaking breasts postpartum
Breasts that leak, drip or even spray milk in the weeks and sometimes even months after delivery are a common and normal postpartum symptom. But it can be embarrassing and downright messy. It's just your body getting used to both making milk and the feeding schedule you and your baby are trying to perfect right now with breastfeeding. Breasts leak because of the letdown reflex — a powerful and normal part of the breastfeeding process. And until your breasts become adept at the art of releasing milk from the ducts at precisely the right time i. Leaking breasts have both physical and emotional triggers, which is why you might find yourself suddenly soggy even though your baby is miles away. A baby's cry even if it's not yours or even a glance at your baby's picture might trigger a squirt. You might spring a leak in the shower, in your sleep or when you're thinking or talking about your baby.
Breastfeeding can be an amazing experience. It seems simple enough, right? Well, not only is breastfeeding difficult for many women, it comes with a lot of side effects. Liz Sergeant recently returned from a shopping trip to find that breast milk had leaked all the way through her sweatshirt.
She's already said that her son's birth was "the best thing that has ever happened" to her, but it looks like recently, Murgatoyd has discovered one aspect of parenting that's not quite her favorite thing. Peta Murgatroyd shared a photo of leaking breast milk on Instagram on Tuesday, and she captioned the shot, "Oh the joys of motherhood Leaking boobies are so NOT hot right now. The message instantly resonated with moms on social media, who shared their own stories of breast milk leakage or chimed in with advice wearing black helps, apparently. The post seemed to spark a conversation amongst the moms responding to the picture as well, with many swapping breast pad brand names and sharing tips. Murgatroyd ended her post with the hashtag mustremembermyboobpads, and other women added their own hashtags, too, from keepingitreal to reallifethough.