Breasts Leaking With Twins

During your pregnancy you may be surprised to find your breasts are leaking a yellowish fluid called colostrum. That's completely normal. Leaking breasts are most common during the third trimester as your body prepares for your babies. But it can happen anytime during pregnancy, or not at all. In some women, leaking only occurs during sexual stimulation or when their breasts are massaged. In other women, leaking may just happen on its own.

Colostrum is the “pre-milk” that will nourish your babies in the first days of life until your milk comes in. It can also continue a few days after delivery, so do not be alarmed. As you get closer to delivery, the fluid changes to a thin, colorless liquid. 

Call Doctor If:

  • Fluid leaking from your breasts has blood in it.

Step-by-Step Care:

  • Place disposable or washable nursing pads inside your bra to help soak up any fluid.
  • Reduce breast or nipple stimulation.
  • Wear a sports bra to bed.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD on July 02, 2018

Sources

SOURCES:

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Your Pregnancy and Childbirth, Month to Month, 5th edition, 2010.

The March of Dimes: "Your Pregnant Body."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Womenshealth.gov: "Pregnancy."

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