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Q&A: Is It Okay That I'm Not Leaking?

My breasts aren't leaking. Does this mean my milk won't come in?
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Updated March 2, 2017
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Some mamas leak; some don’t. It’s really that simple. Not leaking doesn’t have anything to do with your ability to breastfeed. Rest assured that your body is already producing colostrum (the thick, nutrient-rich milk that baby will receive in her first few days) — it just might not come out until baby starts to suck. Stop worrying and consider yourself lucky; leaky breasts can be embarrassing and annoying.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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