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Breast Feeding And Engorgement
My breast is hard after stopping breast feeding for my 1 year kid what I can do to breast engorgement?
Ice Packs/NSAIDs: If you're not breastfeeding or pumping, it typically takes around 7-10 days after delivery to return to a non-pregnant/non-lactating hormonal level. During that time, you might feel some discomfort if your breasts become engorged with milk. Try applying cool compresses or ice packs, taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen or wearing supportive bra. If really uncomfortable, okay to express a small amount milk ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
How likely is it that you have an infection related to breastfeeding if you have breast engorgement and ineffective infant feeding patterns?
Likely: If your breast is painful, red, swollen (besides engorgement) or you are feeling sick or have fever, do not delay - you could have mastitis and this needs prompt attention. Nurse VERY FREQUENTLY, massage breast to try and get the milk flowing, use pump if you have one to relieve engorgement. If those things aren't working , though, seek care today at an urgent care center or ER if you're ill. ...Read more
How do I stop breast engorgement besides pumping and nursing? I'm tired of pumping & my son doesn't latch on.
Possible: The fullness or engorgement may interfere with the babies ability to latch on. ...Read more
I've just stop breast feeding my son because he turn 1 two days ago how long does it take for the pain to go away? What can I use for the pain?
On stopping breast feeding to my 1 year kid I noticed pain in my breast with some hard appearance how can I handle this ?
Engorgement: Pain in the breasts of nursing mothers is usually a symptom of engorgement. This occurs when your breasts are producing more milk that your infant is drinking. Applying warm or cool compresses and nursing/pumping more frequently usually helps relieve the pain and prevent progression. However, redness, severe pain, fever or abnormal nipple discharge warrants a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Your breasts will gradually stop producing milk as he weans, you may have times of engorgement, but you will stop making milk soon. It is not unusual to have some asymmetry of the breasts after all is done. Congrats on doing the best for your baby! ...Read more
Breast Feeding: The best way to stop breast feeding is to wean your baby off of the breast. If you decrease the number of nursings per day by one every few days, your body will slowly decrease the amount of milk it produces. Depending on your baby's age, you can offer the baby either formula or whole milk to replace the decrease in breast milk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Once the suckling stops on the nipples, the body usually senses no more production is needed and your milk production should taper off. If your breast are being stimulated still, you may still produce milk. Often the engorgement and swelling, without evacuation of the milk can get painful. See your dr./ob-gyn and get tested for hormones that may cause this too. Best wishes. ...Read more
Recently stopped breast feeding my 3 month old baby am experiencing severe pain and full breasts what can I do ?
Engorgement: Your breast are engorged. This can happen when you stop breast feeding. First try gentle milking either with your hand, with a pump or with the baby. Use warm compresses/shower to get milk moving. Green cabbage leaves can be helpful with engorgement. Wrapping the breast w ace bandages may help. A medicine is also available to dry up milk. If fever -possible infection-call dr. Otc meds for pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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