I am pregnant with horrible breast pain: Advice?

I am currently 30 weeks pregnant, this is my fourth child! My breast has been leaking almost non-stop for the past two weeks, and they hurt SO BAD. I have mentioned it to my midwife, and she suggested hand expressing to relieve the pain! Which has been working amazingly? While expressing, I get at least one ounce per breast. Is this milk something I can save for baby? Or should I just toss it?

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yes you can absolutely save it! You can get syringes to save and freeze it or if your getting that much you can freeze it in a milk storage bag!

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Save it absolutely!!!

SAVE IT! Build up that stash and put it in the freezer!

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Consider getting/using a pump and starting pumping. Then you can start a milk bank for your little one

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Definitely save it mama :slight_smile:

It’s most likely colostrum. Save it for baby!

Collect your milk! They sell these little pods that fit into your bra and they’ll collect the milk while you live your life instead of wasting precious gold on disposable pads

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Save it! You can freeze it & Brest milk stays good for 4 months if left in the freezer

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Save every last drop

Start pumping with self pump

I had alot of pain when my milk came in so maybe thats why?

I’m thinking I might have to do that since I’m already leaking at 21 weeks

Omg save it and freeze it! If you can pump, do it!

Um so I might be wrong but pumping while pregnant is not a good idea. It makes you contract and can cause early labor. Hand expressing a little bit out is not the same as full blown pumping
The small amount that you do get you should save. You can freeze it in a normal freezer for 6months

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NORMAL… I had it with all 3 pregnancy’s… it will get better… just hang in there

Have talked to your doctor?

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You can absolutely save it.

The more you pump it, the more your body will produce. You will be in an endless cycle until you give birth.

Are you aware that nipple stimulation can cause you to go into labor?

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Doctor for goodness sake :woman_shrugging: