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My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

You pick: You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off. You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula).This signals your body to slow production.You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

Pump and store: If the baby is not keeping up with your supply, simply empty the breasts after feeding with a manual or electric pump to relieve symptoms and to prevent mastitis. You can freeze and store all your extra milk when you are not able to breast feed or are ill and cannot breastfeed ...Read more

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Will my breasts always be uneven after I stop breastfeeding?

Will my breasts always be uneven after I stop breastfeeding?

Yes: This is a very common and important concern. The short answer is yes, but the long answer is that the degree of "un-evenness" is minimal. It is common for most women to have a slight difference in size and shape of their breasts. Breastfeeding does stimulate changes in size and as the infant is weaned that size difference may be accentuated. This difference, becomes minutes as the months pass. ...Read more

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How can I train my baby to stop breast feed ?

How can I train my baby to stop breast feed ?

Not the baby...: ...Stopping breast feeding is more about training the parent not to overreact to a child's demands and behaviors. ...Read more

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What happens if a women doesn't breast feed will it hurt them will it cause problems?

Breastfeeding: Definitely a personal choice. Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed your newborn. It also provides benefits to you and bonding. Is it bad not to breastfeed? No. Are there bad things that will happen? No. Is it better to breastfeed? Yes. But, it has to be your choice and your commitment. ...Read more

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I stop breast feed 4 months ago and lately I have been getting pain in my leaf breast. Way is that happening? And what can I do to stop it?

I stop breast feed 4 months ago and lately I have been getting pain in my leaf breast. Way is that happening? And what can I do to stop it?

Breast pain: Breast feeding up to 4 months ago should not have any relationship to breast pain now. Engorgement, mastitis and blocked milk duct(s) can all cause breast pain when it occurs while a woman is nursing or shortly after the weaning process. Breast pain after such a long interval requires examination by your physician. ...Read more

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Red lump on my friends breast? Breastfeeding. So do I stop?

Red lump on my friends breast? Breastfeeding. So do I stop?

Painful breastfeed: When your baby is not able to empty the milk in the sinuses and ducts of the breast, the milk collection will cause distention of the breast in the form of lumps. Stopping to breastfeed will even cause infection. Emptying the retained milk by teaching the baby to correctly latch and manual or electrical pumping will relieve the situation. The baby will not be harmed by the infected milk. ...Read more

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What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

Frequency, mastitis.: Soreness might be due to doing it too long, or from use of a pump. But apparently the main issue is mastitis, or inflammation of the breasts. This can be from not improper technique of breastfeeding, or from not doing it early enough. Puerperal mastitis can be from infectious inflammation and abscess caused by pathogens like staph. Aureus, strep., and e. Coli. Feeding more often can even help. ...Read more

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How can I make my breasts firmer after my baby stops breastfeeding?

How can I make my breasts firmer after my baby stops breastfeeding?

Post Breastfeeding: Your breast tissue will change after breastfeeding- often less dense. The best thing for firmer breasts is toning the pectoral muscles supporting the breast tissue. Try doing upper body exercises to strengthen those pecs, also do core exercises and improve your posture. A great support bra will help and yes you might be a different size after breastfeeding.. I certainly was:). ...Read more