Many new moms experience milk leakage at one time or another -- especially early on when milk production levels are still being established. While leaking is harmless physically, it can be kind of embarrassing. How to Avoid It: Try not to miss feedings or go longer than normal between feedings. How to Treat It: Place disposable nursing pads in the cups of your bra to absorb wetness and prevent milk from leaking through your shirt. Avoid pads with plastic liners that can trap moisture against your skin and cause sore nipples. If you feel your milk letting down in a situation where you can't nurse your baby, gently pressing your breasts to your chest wall (you can do it inconspicuously by crossing your arms and squeezing your arms against your breasts gently) will often stop the leaking.