The Leak embarrassment
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When My son was born, we had lots of issues with breastfeeding. Aside from that, my boobs were watermelon sized and leaked every time a feeding was approaching!!!
My son wouldn’t even be awake, and I knew it was time because I was drenched in milk!!! … Wonderful!!! (Changing PJs 3 times a night, like I had nothing else to do)
Anyhow, the situation was equally annoying during the day where my bra, top and even jeans will be showing several milk stain designs.
I tried wearing Lansinoh’s nursing pads, but will have to carry a bunch with me since I had to change them after each feeding or pumping session.
Until one day while I was desperately walking through the boob related isles.. I discovered theese!!!
- Philips Avent Breast Shells, I know it sounds weird but they really saved my clothes and my sanity! It is basically a little container that you slide your nipple into… And basically it keeps milk, so you can do whatever you want with it.
In my case I would sterilize them and have them ready for a feeding… Since I only needed one at a time, I had another available for the next time. I would put it on once I felt the letdown or as soon as I was going to feed my baby… And I would basically leak there… About 1oz!!! So…once I was done, I would immediately pour it on a sterilized container for my kid to drink later on. BEST INVENTION EVER!!
They are lightweight and easy to carry, they have 2 “lids” one that lets air in, in case you leak all the time or at no predictable times and a closed one to contain the golden liquid. Not the greatest to wear all the time because they do look like a boob over a boob… But very practical!
So do not dispair my dear leaky mamas, there is hope!!!
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