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I was advised to breastfeed during the day and give a bottle last thing at night (so that the twins slept longer and I got more rest) but I would often wake in the night with leaking breasts and needed a towel until feed time came. Did anyone else have this and what did you do?


Posted anonymously, 31st August 2016


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  • I pumped at that last feed time even though they had a bottle – I found it really helped reduce leaking.


  • Who advised this? I have never had twins and can only imagine hoe engorged your boobs must be after missing feeds! I always had to wear a bra with breast pads in them. Perhaps get some second advice? ABA, Tresillian or GP? Could always express before you go to sleep


  • Your body is constantly producing milk. I wear breastpads still and my bub is 7 months. Id suggest expressing then to save some of the milk. But no way of stopping sorry.


  • A very soft towel may help too?


  • Good quality breast pads may help – ones that are absorbent.


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