How to Cope With Leaking Milk

If you have milk leakage, proceed as such to get rid of the embarrassment:

Steps

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    Choose your bra carefully. Selecting a properly fitted support bra will decrease the amount of spontaneous discharge by stabilizing your breasts.
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    Where loose fitting tops.
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    Wear a neutral colored blouse. White blouses will actually show liquid stains more than most neutral earth tone blouses.
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    Select synthetic materials. Cotton, wool, and other natural fibers wick the liquid into the material allowing it to spread.
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    Use a breast pump to eliminate excess milk production if your breasts produce more milk than your baby consumes. Bottle feeding an infant will reduce the duration of your milk production, but many prefer the benefits of mother's breast milk.
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    Avoid public appearances in brightly lit areas. Pick times for shopping or outings when less people will be out and about.
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    For excessive leakage where conditions force you to be in public, consider using an absorbent material underneath your bra to help capture the leakage like nursing pads.
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    Keep in mind that although it may be an embarrassing situation, leakage is a natural occurrence, and shouldn't cause unwarranted anxiety.

Tips

  • Choose nursing pads that can breathe.
  • Be aware that leaking milk can cause irritation to the sensitive skin of the breast if not cleaned thoroughly and often.
  • Try different nursing pad options to see what types work best for you.

Article Info

Categories: Reproductive Health