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Severe Engorgement Of Breast
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Want to stop breasfeeding. Will engorgement go away naturally? How long should i wait til my breast become tender again?
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
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
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
Since last couple of days im having pain in my right breast.I breastfeed my child also. This is not due to engorgement. No lump. What cud be cause?
Breast pain: Pain may be due to a variety of reasons like cracked nipple or an overzealous sucker. ...Read more
Possible: The fullness or engorgement may interfere with the babies ability to latch on. ...Read more
How do I stop breast engorgement besides pumping and nursing? I'm tired of pumping & my son doesn't latch on.
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
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