A member asked:

Had my baby via c-section few days ago & breastfed a few times. my breasts become very hard n painful & he cannot nurse. the only that helps us pumping. i'd there anyway incan prevent this?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

Please contact the: Nursery nurses at your birth hospital for the names of hospital- or community-based lactation specialists who can help you with engorgement & help your son attach to your nipple for successful nursing. In the meantime, try to relax enough to attempt nursing for a few minutes each side at every feed before you give him breast milk from a bottle. Do you have a boppy & a comfy rocking chair?

Answered 4/1/2013



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