Why am I leaking and spraying?
It is normal for milk to leak or spray from the nipples. These are usually signs of a normal or above-average milk supply. Between feeds, leaking or spraying can occur when the breasts are stimulated or full or if the mother thinks of the baby or hears another one crying. Spraying is common during feeding when the baby suddenly lets go of the breast. Leaking can be managed by using breast pads, by pressing on the breasts during a let-down, or collecting the leaked milk. Spraying can be stopped by applying direct pressure to the nipple. Both leaking and spraying slow or stop over time. Leaking is considered abnormal if it continues for six months after weaning.