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LRHRN Thu 02-Jul-20 13:35:05

Forgive me if I'm being abit dense...
I'm now 19weeks pregnant and I've noticed since about 14weeks I've been leaking milk/colostrum.
I don't ever remember this happening with my first 2.
When I wake up my nipples are crusty (sorry tmi) and throughout the day wet. Has this happened with anyone else?

I've felt baby moving/kicking from 13 weeks so maybe this pregnancy everything is just happening earlier 🤷🏼‍♀️
Thankyou xxx

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LizzyAnna99 Thu 02-Jul-20 15:27:39

I think I could single handedly run a dairy farm at this rate haha. Do you eat a lot of oats? When I have porridge for breakfast or flapjacks etc I notice a huge increase!

LRHRN Thu 02-Jul-20 15:42:46

@LizzyAnna99 how far gone are you?
I don't eat excessive amounts but probably 3 times a week

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crazychemist Thu 02-Jul-20 16:51:47

I think with DD1 I started noticing occasionally crusty bits around 18-20 weeks, and I got yellow liquid sometimes when I had a bath or if I squeezed them a bit. I wasn’t properly leaky till about 30 weeks I think, but from them on I had to be careful around other people’s babies - one cry and I’d start leaking! I also found myself dreaming of babies and then waking up dripping.... I had to shut our cat out of the bedroom because he kept trying to investigate!

This pregnancy I rather weirdly had some milk right at the beginning - literally at 11dpo (which in combination with suddenly nearly throwing up at the smell of some slightly sour milk made me take a test!), but then I haven’t had any more since (now 18 weeks). I’ve heard from other mums that it can vary a lot from pregnancy to pregnancy, so I just assume it’s normal.

WeeScottishWife Thu 02-Jul-20 17:22:34

I've had clear liquid since about 20 weeks - just a few drops at a time usually, but enough that it will leak through my shirt if I'm not wearing a bra. Can't spot much of a pattern, but until recently it was most often when I was still lying in bed in the morning, cuddling with husband, which made me wonder if it was linked to the happy brain chemicals that would have been generating.

LizzyAnna99 Thu 02-Jul-20 22:27:42

@LRHRN I’m over 37 weeks now but it’s been going on since about 22 weeks, and this is my first child! smile

LRHRN Fri 03-Jul-20 08:27:25

Thanks for the replies xx
@crazychemist you must be due around the same time as me then 😊 I'm having a little girl due 28th Nov.
@WeeScottishWife that makes perfect sense that it's happy hormones xx
@LizzyAnna99 oh wow not long now then, wishing you all the best ❤️

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crazychemist Fri 03-Jul-20 10:26:15

@LRHRN, mine will be earlier - my original EDD was very similar to yours, but I’m expecting twins that share a placenta, so it will have to be at least a month earlier for safety. Probably a good thing as I look about 6/7 months pregnant now, I’m not very tall so I think I’d fall over if I got to full term with twins!!!

LRHRN Fri 03-Jul-20 10:30:11

@crazychemist aww twins that's amazing and scary 😂
Yeah they can't leave you full term then.
Bless you, I hope everything goes smoothly for you ❤️

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