This is a discussion on how to deal with leaking within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; how do you mummies deal with leakage, especially at night? I end up having to stuff cloth nappies into my ...
how do you mummies deal with leakage, especially at night? I end up having to stuff cloth nappies into my clothes and sleeping on a towel at night.
in the day it's not so bad cos I use silicon stick ons (lilypadz) but the stick ons still leak at night.
i've also tried disposable breast pads but they dont't attach very well to those soft tube bras that i wear, and are even too big for those regular padded bras.
when will it stop leaking? I'm in my 2nd month... quite sian of smelling like stale milk at the end of the day.
any recommendations for breast pads?
Nuk is no good cos it keeps shifting about, pigeon is too big for my bras.
also, are there any breast pads , both disposable and resuable, that are good with tube bras?
what types of bf bras do you mummies wear?
Do you latch or pump? You cannot overpump otherwise this problem will never end...
I've used Pigeon, Tollyjoy, Avent and Mothercare disposable breastpads. If you dont use the bigger type then the small ones can't really help to absorb much from my experience.
I've also used washable breast pads from Avent and Medela. The medela ones are really nice and soft but each breastpad is double the price of Avent's. Avent's become hard after washing. Now i'm just using the washable ones as i'm a stay at home mum and using them is more cost-saving.
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thanks snow dear! how about nursing bras? are there soft bras with attached cups that can be pulled down? i latch on directly. used to pump once or twice but now too lazy, so just latch directly.
but prob is baby's feeding schedule still quite erratic. sometimes can sleep thru the night, sometimes wake up twice...
Last edited by uddermummy; 18-05-2009 at 11:24 AM.
i wear breastpad 24/7 lol. i dont usually leak unless during a letdown or engorgement of my girl didnt drink for many hours...
Hiya, my alicia's sleeping pattern has been haywire since she turned 6 months...
sigh, growing pains... hope our dds schedules will become more stable soon
yeah, looking at those padded nursing bras. actually, if i didn't have the leaking prob, will prob just go without bras cos i'm quite small. hee.
but i have not't managed to nurse discreetly with nursing bras; takes me a long time to unclasp and i find that the cups get in the way. :P
i prefer tube bras but very hard to use breast pads with tube bras
i bought alot of nursing bra but only started to wear after delivery.. but ... i prefer normal bra which is unpadded. like only cloth.. cos nursing bra strap very thick n ugly lol. so nowadays im using those normal unpadded bra. just pull the cup down can feed .
haywire as in? suddenly dont sleep through the night or just the time always different? my girl recently started taking long naps n thus number of naps decrease. only about 2 naps a day. or 3 at most. she used to take 4-5 catnaps last time..
oic snowbear, no wonder the cups wouldn't stay in place.
but i think i forever condemned to using nursing rooms. baby have a very bad habit of letting milk leak out towards the end of nursing. and i'll always get wet patches on my breasts!
Always have to be very thick-skinned and tahan the stares until i get home!
yeah annie, it's a big headache when baby is so wide awake.
i had leaky breasts from e time i was 6mths preggie. it was such a pain!
but end up i bought the avent breast shells. it's quite comfy n collects the milk.
i use the collected milk to soak my feet
you like cleopatra! did the breast milk make your feet softer? I used to use breast shells too but they also leak when i bend over...
will the avent one leak? I used the medela nipple former...
uddermummy, avent got 2 types. the one without the ventilation holes wont leak no matter which direction you r in. can even do somersault
and yes, the breast milk was good for my skin. i use those i collected plus those 'expired' breast milk (put in fridge too long, cannt feed baby already). heehee.
sometimes quantity too little, my maid will top up with my mum's anlene milk powder n warm water
wa haha. you very funny!
can get the avent ones amywhere?
good idea; i used to throw away expired breast milk
will try on my face too.
mummies ~ where to buy breast pad? >.<
i personally prefer to overpump n increase milk supply and bear with the leaking problem
to me, increasing milk supply was more impt than dealing with the leaky situation