Lactating

It is completely normal to began leaking near your third trimester. It is not milk you are leaking though. It is colostrum or premilk as some refer to it. It has antibodies to help protect your newborn from infections and viruses until your milk comes in, which may be a few days after you deliver.
I brought breast pads when I began leaking colostrum near the end of my pregnancy (around 7 months). However, I disliked them because the annoying things kept sliding and would not stay in place, thus leaving milk-like stains on my bras. My friend suggested pantie liners. They are thin, hold in place, and are absorbent while comfortable. I started using those instead and prefer them now over the bulky pads. I also used them afterwards until my breasts dried up.

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
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    09/10/14
    I use the Lanolin nursing pads when out. They have tape on the back to stay in place. Colostrum is liquid gold. :D
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    09/10/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Lol! I had the ones with tape on the back as well but they didn't like my boobs, I suppose.
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    09/10/14
    LOL Yeah.. i had some that didn't work so well, either.
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    09/10/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I think the ones I used were Johnson and Johnson and another brand. They have a tiny strip of sticky tape and that is all. It doesn't help with sliding.
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    09/10/14
    The ones in the purple box (lasinoh now I that I think) have tape on top haf and bottom half.
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    09/10/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Now, see, that's how the other ones should be. A piece of tape near the center is not enough.
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    09/10/14
    I agree.
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      09/13/14
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      09/13/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Rub it in! Lol
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      09/13/14
      When I was pregnant with Andrew I had to change my shirt twice a night. I finally got tired of it and started wearing a bra 24/7.
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      09/13/14
      LOL Yeah. It hasn't been near as bad since.. But I have been wearing a bra (obviously different ones lol) nonstop for almost 4 1/2 years.
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      09/14/14
      I hate them too. But it's better than constanty smelling like milk.
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      Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com