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Tips to relieve breast pain

(9 Posts)
lallymc Mon 04-Jul-11 20:56:44

I have just finished breast feeding after 7 months and need some advise on how to relieve breast pain.

hugeleyoutnumbered Mon 04-Jul-11 21:02:51

hiya what sort of pain and where?

lallymc Mon 04-Jul-11 21:08:35

Both breasts just feel full and sore, same feeling i'm used to throughout BF!

hugeleyoutnumbered Mon 04-Jul-11 21:13:56

it maybe your milk supply adjusting now dc being weaned, have a good feel see if you can locate any lumps and bumps? may be a blocked duct although unlikeley in both breasts. savoy cabbage works a treat though can;t work out why its better than any other variety, smile is your bra a good fit? maybe get re measured, hope some of this helps

lallymc Mon 04-Jul-11 21:15:38

Thanks will also try massage as someone else has suggested!

hugeleyoutnumbered Mon 04-Jul-11 21:18:31

a warm shower might help too

RobynLou Mon 04-Jul-11 21:23:08

cabbage leaves in your bra...cliche but really works!

hugeleyoutnumbered Mon 04-Jul-11 21:26:44

have you got an eye mask, those keep your eyes cool ones? that may work if heat isn't helping, its warm enough without adding to it smile

japhrimel Tue 05-Jul-11 11:36:30

Try cold - cooling gel pads are good. Or chilled cabbage leaves.

Warmth will help you let down to ease some of the pressure. You can also hand express if needed.

But if you don't have blocked ducts, you'll need to try and touch your breasts as little as possible I believe.

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