With my first, I leaked and needed breast pads for 9 months. When my milk would let down on the side DD was not nursing from, I'd hold a prefold firmly against that breast. Nonetheless, milk got everywhere in my house. On my (closed) laptop. On the bathroom counter. On the floor. Everywhere. THEN you factor in a baby with reflux and YIKES. I kept a stack of prefolds as designated burp cloths, and when those were all soaked I moved on to my stack of cleaning rags (cheap washcloths from the car-care section at Walmart).
It's gross. It isn't any fun. I was bathing baby and myself every single morning. But it does get better. And it's rather funny in retrospect.
Amelia, married to Bear since 12/31/04; our daughter Rowan was born 8/6/09; our daughter Sapphira was born 8/17/12