Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

Smelly boobs

(8 Posts)
SLP93 Wed 31-Aug-16 13:35:14

Since about 30 weeks pregnant (I'm 36 tomorrow), I've been noticing this funny smell coming from my breasts, kinda like milky/bread dough. I'm clean, wash them everyday, change my bras etc. so I don't know what's causing this and whether it's normal. Could I be leaking small bits of breast milk without realising, then once it dries it's giving off this scent? I'm becoming really self-conscious of it, because too me I can smell it quite strongly and I'm worrying other people can smell it too, making them think I'm dirty or something.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Wed 31-Aug-16 16:14:28

It could be, but could also be a yeast infection? The weather has been really hot and this can aggravate it.

Scotmum83 Wed 31-Aug-16 20:23:24

You could try breast pads and change them regularly, might make you feel a bit fresher. You get washable or disposable ones.

Jodie1982 Wed 31-Aug-16 22:39:19

I get this every time I'm pregnant. Like a biscuit smell. 😁 very odd and I do not know what it is?! Maybe milk. I tried breast pads n still noticed the smell.

Sugarcoma Fri 02-Sep-16 10:54:20

I'm sure this isn't the case with you OP but I do remember a doctor friend once mentioning that a strange smell can sometimes be a little-known symptom of cancer. As I say, I really really don't want to alarm you (and debated posting this for quite a while because of that) since you're pregnant and that's far far more likely to be the reason but thought i should mention it on the very tiny off chance it's worth getting checked out?

SnotGoblin Fri 02-Sep-16 10:59:35

I'm still breastfeeding my 14 month old and get the stale dairy sink plus sweat wafting up every now and then. I also suffered from stinkyboobitis during pregnancy. Welcome to the glorious parts of motherhood nobody ever warned you about.

BettyOBarley Fri 02-Sep-16 11:02:52

Yes I've has this too both times, definitely worse in the warm weather!

roseteapot101 Fri 02-Sep-16 11:14:04

it can get worst when breastfeeding you can start to smell like stale milk or baby sick o dear =p.Whats worst you cant wear perfume when breastfeeding ,babys hate perfume or any smelly stuff.I once tried some channel in house of fraiser and my daughter refused to feed.

i particularly like johnson's breast pads i think you get them at poundland.They are very absorbent,comfortable and help prevent leaking.I found in later pregnancy i started to leak.Avoid wilkos they made me feel raw

but when in doubt check it out just ask the midwife for advice

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now