Tips for Coping With Leaky Breasts

August 21, 2017

Tips for Coping With Leaky Breasts

At some point in your pregnancy, your breasts may start leaking a thick yellow liquid. This could happen as early as the first three or four weeks of pregnancy, although it is more common around the end of the first trimester. Others have leaking from the breast during the second trimester and as the delivery date draws closer.
This is normal and is nothing to be alarmed about.

What is this fluid?
Known as colostrum, this fluid contains a high amount of protein and less sugar and fat than breast milk and is the first milk your baby will get. In the first few days after you give birth, your breast will produce colostrum for the baby. After that, your body will begin to produce transitional milk and two weeks later, mature milk.

6 things you can do:

1. Use breast pads. Use disposable beast pads inside your bra to absorb moisture.

2. Change your breast pads regularly. Change your breast pads when moist to prevent having the odour of dried colostrum

3. Use cotton maternity bras. Use a lightweight maternity cotton bra for sleeping, for greater comfort.

4. Avoid wearing any of your favourite shirts or blouses as you wouldn’t want them to be stained.

5. Don’t express colostrum by your hands until after baby is born. It is best to learn from a nurse or a lactation consultant how to express milk and store it safely.

6. Don’t worry if breast leaking during sex is accompanied by uterine contractions. This is not a sign of premature labour.

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 Maternity & Nursing 
Tops / Dresses / Bottoms
Spring Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
EU 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
FR 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
IT 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Bust (inch) 34 36 38 40 42.5 45 47.5
Bust (cm) 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 108 114.5 120.5
Hips (in) 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Hips (cm) 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5 117 122
 
Intimates
Panties
Spring Size S–M L–XL
US 4 6 8 10
UK 10 12 14 16
EU 36 38 40 42
FR 38 40 42 44
IT 40 42 44 46
Hips (in) 38 40 42 44
Hips (cm) 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5
 
International Size Conversion
AU/NZ US UK EU/CN
12B 34B 34C 75C
12C 34C 34D 75D
12D 34D 34DD 75E
12DD 34DD 34E 75F
14B 36B 36C 80C
14C 36C 36D 80D
14D 36D 36DD 80E
14DD 36DD 36E 80F
14E 36E 36F 80G
16B 38B 38C 85C
16C 38C 38D 85D
16D 38D 38DD 85E
16DD 38DD 38E 85F
16E 38E 38F 85G
18C 40C 40D 90D
18D 40D 40DD 90E
18DD 40DD 40E 90F
20D 42C 42DD 95E
20DD 42DD 42E 95F
 
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Rompers, Tops & Pants

Spring Size

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

0–3 months

55–61

3.6–5.7

3–6 months

62–67

5.7–7.5

6–12 months

68–78

7.5–11

2 years

79–86

11.1–13.6

3 years

87–94

13.7–15

Non-Apparels 

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Item

Size (cm)

Pillow

30.5 × 12.5 (S)

44 × 35 (L)

Bolster

39.5 × 12.5 (S)

60 × 14 (L)

Bedsheet

132 × 71 × 15

Receiving Blanket

76 × 76

Swaddle

55.9 × 40.6