It’s perfectly normal for your breasts to leak while you are breastfeeding. When your milk first comes in, you might find you leak a lot but as time goes on your milk will regulate itself and it will become less of a nuisance.
What are the symptoms?
It’s perfectly normal for your breasts to leak while you are breastfeeding. It happens most in the early days when your breasts are full or when your "letdown reflex" is activated by something making your body think that it's breastfeeding. It can also be an emotional response – some women report their breasts leaking when they hear their baby crying. Every breastfeeding mum will have some story about their breasts leaking – it happens to everyone. Try packing a spare T-shirt for yourself in your changing bag in case you need it when you're out and about.
If you find you’re leaking a lot, you may be producing too much milk – our page on oversupply of milk has more advice.