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.
- 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.