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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

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