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A 37-year-old member asked:

what to do if i wanted to breastfeed but it didn't work out i stopped and bottlefed what do i do now it hurts please help?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Engorgement: Abrupt discontinuation of breast feeding can result in engorgement, or congestion of the milk ducts with milk. Some techniques to reduce this pressure include hot showers, cold compresses, breast pumping and wearing a tight bra. NSAID medications such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin will likely also be somewhat helpful. Infection can develop if engorgement is long standing, and a doctor visit may be needed.

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Is it ok to work out while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: You can keep up with your regular (or new) exercise schedule as long as you are keeping yourself well nourished and well hydrated.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Exactly how much should I eat while breastfeeding and exercising?

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Dr. Linda Gourash
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Follow your weight.: No one can tell you. Your own brain and body will tell you. Eat protein 3 times a day and avoid processed foods, flour and sugar. As long as your milk is plentiful and you are not gaining weight you are doing well. You may even lose weight slowly without problems, 1-2 pounds per week. But stable weight is possible even as you convert fat into muscle into fat. Eat lots of leafy and green vegetables.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2016

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