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Old Dec 28th, 2017, 18:38 PM   1
Stormynights
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Leaky Painful Boobs


I've been able to squeeze colostrum out of my breasts for about 2 months... Sometimes I get extremely painful breasts/nipples and the only way to semi help with the pain is to express a smidge out and it makes the burning sensation go away temporarily...

I've been having way more pains in one breast the whole pregnancy and noticed today when I squeezed it my colostrum is white now... just in that one side.. the other is still clear. Is this normal? What's going on?

I've also been having loads of braxton hicks but nothing consistent to indicate labor, but unsure if this has anything to do with my colostrum changing color.



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 09:41 AM   2
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 09:58 AM   3
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Not much advice hun but didn't want to read and run. I'm 40+2 and for the past few weeks have had sore nipples, but not so much boobs. I've been able to squeeze colostrum out for quite a few weeks,however this has stopped and nothing now!



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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 15:01 PM   4
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Not much advice hun but didn't want to read and run. I'm 40+2 and for the past few weeks have had sore nipples, but not so much boobs. I've been able to squeeze colostrum out for quite a few weeks,however this has stopped and nothing now!
That happens to mine too. I was just worried since it was white that maybe it turned into milk and then it'll all dry up before baby is here. I guess that's my main concern with it! Oyy.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2017, 02:32 AM   5
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No your body won't produce milk till the baby is born as the hormones signal milk production. Colostrum can be milky in colour though but it can also be a sign of infection but if you have no other symptoms it's probably ok. But try not to squeeze/express too much as it can increase your chances of infection as well as being a stimulant for labour so best try to avoid it if you can



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2017, 21:25 PM   6
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What Bonnie said, plus the fact that breastfeeding is a supply and demand relationship, which means that the more colostrum you express, the more your boobs will make which will essentially make the problems of them being sore and leaky worse. I would stop expressing and leave them well alone!

Also remember nipple stimulation can actually cause uterine contractions which might be the reason youíre having bad Braxton hicks. More reason to just leave it until youíre at least closer to term so that you donít accidentally start something!



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 12:18 PM   7
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If your boobs are sore try cold cabbage leaves. It's great for mastitis and engourgment so hopefully it can work in a different manner and provide some natural pain relief. Not too sure how the cabbage helps exactly but aanything cheap or free that can bring you some relief has to count for something right?



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 13:56 PM   8
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I don't pump or express out a lot... just maybe a drop or two once or twice a week to alleviate the burning.
It actually hasn't burned in a couple days so I have no idea what color it is now. Was just a bit paranoid. Still having those strong BH's though.



 
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