- Cross your arms and hug your breasts tight, this can help stop the flow. Gentle pressure on the nipple area usually also works quite well.
- The more you breastfeed and drain the breast, the less likely you will experience leaking breast milk.
Making Life Easier, When You have Breasts that Leak
- Always carry an extra top and a few breast pads with you. Always wear a pair of breast pads under your bra, do not assume that you won’t leak.
- Freezing breast milk: If your one breast starts to leak while
breastfeeding, you could keep a cloth handy or you could collect the
milk leakage with a special shield and store and freeze it for your baby. Recycle
your milk with
The Milk Saver
* Allows you to save every drop of precious breast milk - none goes to waste!
* Discreet and comfortable - no more nursing pads or milk-stained shirts!
Will I Struggle with Breastmilk Leakage Until I Stop Breastfeeding?
90% of mothers who experience breast leakage, continue to leak until about 8 weeks postpartum. The other 10% will experience BML for up to six months postpartum.
What if I’ve stopped breastfeeding and I’m still leaking?
Some mothers have breastmilk leakage for up to three years after they stop breastfeeding, but this is not common.
Leaking Breasts ~ Video
Breast Milk Banks
By donating breast milk, you help other children obtain a superior immune start in life. Human milk banks take donations of breast milk from cautiously screened donors. If you have an excess of breast milk, it's an amazing gift you can give other babies.