Forest Hills, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

Had a c-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? i don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on. my nurse said my breasts were full

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breast shield: Have your child try nursing from you by using a breast shield.
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Forest Hills, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on. Nurse said they were full

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Breast engorgement.: Pumping helps. After pumping, use cold compresses and wear tight sports bras to keep them from getting engorged again. Hopefully, this will result in having to pump less often.
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Severely engorged breast. My nipples are flat . it take 2 to 3 hours just to get 2 ounces of pumped milk. Also very sore. What to do ?
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A 34-year-old female asked:
I'm going to stop brestfeeding at 8 weeks, (3 weeks from now) how do I stop my milk supply? (currently exclusively pumping and bottling breast milk).
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Struggling with breastfeeding due to painful nipple.one week old baby latching only on nipple.is using electric pump as efficient as breast feeding ?or should I need to continue with breast feeding.which is the best option?
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A female asked:
Can i give a 1 month old rice cereal in her bottle? I am breast feeding and she gets hungry about every hour and drinking about 4oz when I pump and st
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
NO: You should feed her with your milk and if is not enough then give baby milk ,the rice cereal is OK to add when she is 6 mouth old.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Why do some patients get pain pumps and some don't for breast augumentation?
Dr. Neil Ellis
15 years experience
Provider preference: There are many ways to provide pain relief after surgery. Different providers may have techniques they prefer or think is best.
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Last updated Mar 29, 2013

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