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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 26 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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