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Dr. Pamela Lindor Dr. Lindor
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What is breast engorgement?

What is breast engorgement?

Milk's in: Breast engorgement is fullness and tenderness of the breasts, usually experienced on about the 3-5th day after delivery, which signifies that milk production is in full swing! it can be uncomfortable, but does not last long. Ask you OB immediately if you have severe pain, swelling, redness or tenderness in one or both breasts. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What are symptoms of breast engorgement?

SWELLING AND: Soreness and of course increase in size, maybe shape changes at times. ...Read more

Dr. Suman Das Dr. Das
Surgery - Plastics
50 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Jahurul Islam Medical College & Hospital
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How is breast engorgement usually treated?

How is breast engorgement usually treated?

Breast will be large: Your breast will be full , tigt.Moreover, you must have a baby recently, or breast feeding or there must be some abnormal reason.Consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Can you advise for breast engorgement pain!?

Can you advise for breast engorgement pain!?

Feed the baby!: Frequently feeding the baby is the best solution here. If you happen NOT to be breastfeeding, or you are weaning, then, you can try motrin for pain, warm compresses, and time. This will let up soon! ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's breast engorgement remedy?

What's breast engorgement remedy?

Medical & home: Generally speaking binding and ice compresses are medically recommended with medication being used rarely. However I have heard many women swear by the use of cabbage leaves. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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How can I prevent breast engorgement?

Nursing or binding: Nursing your child will certainly prevent breast engorgement, though if you do not intend to breast feed, you can try binding them as tight as you can stand it for a couple of weeks, and it should suppress your natural lactation. ...Read more

Dr. Suman Das Dr. Das
Surgery - Plastics
50 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Jahurul Islam Medical College & Hospital
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How is breast engorgement self-diagnosed?

Breast will be large: Your breast will be full , tigt.Moreover, you must have a baby recently, or breast feeding or there must be some abnormal reason.Consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Want to stop breasfeeding. Will engorgement go away naturally? How long should i wait til my breast become tender again?

Want to stop breasfeeding. Will engorgement go away naturally? How long should i wait til my breast become tender again?

Stop breastfeeding: Best to wean gradually. Substitute a breast feeding with a bottle every 2-3 days until you are using all bottled milk. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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When must I call the doctor if I have breast engorgement?

When must I call the doctor if I have breast engorgement?

When uncomfortable: If there is one available through the hospital or labor & delivery, a lactation consultant might be the person to call first for a couple of reasons. One the consultant might be able to say over phone what to do based on years of counseling women in similar situations. Two getting information by calling the hospital staff might be quicker than going through a physician staff person or service. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can I do to get rid of breast engorgement?

What can I do to get rid of breast engorgement?

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

Dr. Marina Armendariz Dr. Armendariz
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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Im lactating.I have lump( engorgement) in part of breast.What is the treatment for that.

Breastfeeding?: Are you breastfeeding? You may not be breastfeeding often enough. The more you express your milk the blocked milk duct should clear. That is different from engorgement. ...Read more

Dr. Justin Greiwe Dr. Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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My breast is hard after stopping breast feeding for my 1 year kid what I can do to breast 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

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Possible: The fullness or engorgement may interfere with the babies ability to latch on. ...Read more

Dr. Sathish Adigopula Dr. Adigopula
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Stanley Medical College
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How do I stop breast engorgement besides pumping and nursing? I'm tired of pumping & my son doesn't latch on.

How do I stop breast engorgement besides pumping and nursing? I'm tired of pumping & my son doesn't latch on.

.: If you want to stop breast feeding and stop breast milk flow ask your OB for medication to stop breast milk. ...Read more

Dr. Julio Pajaro Dr. Pajaro
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
Bosque University Colombian Medical School
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I have a very painful lump on my armpit due to breast engorgement. What can I do?

I have a very painful lump on my armpit due to breast engorgement. What can I do?

See your doctor : Auxiliary "lumps" need to be examined by a physician. Why are your breasts engorged? Do you have " lumps"anywhere else? ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How likely is it that you have an infection related to breastfeeding if you have breast engorgement and ineffective infant feeding patterns?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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I have missed my period but i tested negative for pregnancy and I have breast engorgement?

I have missed my period but i tested negative for pregnancy and I have breast engorgement?

Possible pregnancy: Retake your pregnancy test. If negative again see your doctor about getting a blood test to verify if you sre pregnant ir not. ...Read more

Dr. Annette Fineberg Dr. Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Is it normal to have severe breast pain after taking ocs?

Is it normal to have severe breast pain after taking ocs?

Not forever: Most women have some breast pain when they start taking the pill. It should resolve by 3 months. If it does not, you can try a lower dose of estrogen (eg 20 mcg) pill. ...Read more