In the early weeks as your body gets used to breastfeeding and how much milk to make, you might leak some milk, especially if your baby cries. Press the heel of your hand gently but firmly on your breast to stop the flow.
Wearing breast pads will stop your clothes becoming wet. There are disposal or reusable options available. Expressing some milk will help if you feel full but only express enough to feel comfortable as you don't want to overstimulate your supply. If your baby hasn't fed recently you could offer them a feed as breastfeeding is also about you being comfortable.
- Why is my baby feeding all the time?
- Will I ever sleep again?!
- Returning to work
- Emotions and breastfeeding
- Twins and multiples
- Dealing with leaks
- Breastfeeding beyond six months
- Introducing solid foods
- When you’re ready to stop