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Old 09-20-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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What do you ladies do with the other breast while you nurse? I don't like wearing a bra unless I have to. It seems I am going through at least 3-4 shirts a day from the leaking. I have some nursing pads but they don't stay in well without a bra. Any tricks you ladies have??

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Old 09-20-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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When at home, I just walk around topless. If im out in pumpblic, I wear cloth nursing pads. They're very breathable, the dont stick to me, and they are VERY absorbant.

Most of the time im home though so it's not an issue.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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Have you tried a nursing cami or tank top that has built in bra? And then maybe you could wear a nursing pad? I wear bras because I find it very uncomfortable not to have one because well mine are kind of big lol But mine stopped leaking a long time ago.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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I do have some nursing tops but not too many. I need to invest in more. That way I can put in a pad and not worry. I leak so much.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:39 AM   #5
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At home, I'll tuck a folded receiving blanket in my shirt on the other side to keep my shirt dry, lol...out, I have to wear a bra anyway, so I do cloth pads.
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I normally lay a preemie prefold over my other breast when I nurse.
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if i'm just braless in a shirt (esp nighttime), i just hold my hand over my other nipple when he starts nursing on the other side... i only leak during the letdown. the pressure of my hand is enough to stop the other from starting to leak.

eta: i leak much less when i wear someone snug (bra, nursing cami)... i think when there's no pressure against it, it will tend to leak more.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:38 PM   #8
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Re: Other breast leaking

I remember when AJ was about 6 weeks old and I went to bed for the first time without a bra or shirt, since I didn't seem to be leaking much. He got up in the night to nurse and I was sitting on the couch with him, with my feet up on the leather ottaman in front of me, when I heard a weird noise. It sounded like water hissing from the hose. Then I realized that it was my other boob leaking, spraying actually, and hitting the ottaman three feet away. Man, these things can spray! After that I just held my hand over my opposite breast as the poster above suggested, and that seemed to do the trick. I did continue wearing pads when I went out until about 4 months, just in case.
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I too leak from the other breast when nursing but it's not a problem for me. I do however remember my hairdresser saying that when this happens to her she just pumps on that side cuz she hates the thought of wasted milk and she actually gets more that way. Just an idea don't know if you pump though.
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Re: Other breast leaking

I too leak on the other side. You can get Lilipads that are adhesive pads that stick to your nipples. The pressure keeps you from letting down on that side. You can even where these with no bra.
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