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Still sore a week after stopping bf

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Piecesof8 Thu 06-Feb-14 08:30:12

My breasts are still lumpy and sore nearly a week after stopping bf my 13 month old. When i stopped with DD1 I remember 2 or 3 days of pain and lumpiness but then it went away. I don't feel ill or anything but the last two days they don't seem to have got any better. Is that normal and is there anything I can do?

Piecesof8 Thu 06-Feb-14 16:18:33

Bump - anyone? I don't have any redness on them but they are so sore. Surely they should be better by now? Am getting paranoid about mastitis as well now although I don't have a temp. I feel sick for some reason but no temp or other symptoms.

Hoping someone will read and be able to reassure me!

NickyEds Thu 06-Feb-14 16:30:59

Don't know a huge amount about it but when I was in a panic about my supply MW said it could be days ,could be weeks until it totally dried up.I also I read a thread on MN about ladies who could get a drop of milk out months after giving up BF(!) If you're worried I'd try HV of BF helpline. Maybe NHS direct? If they're still hurting or it gets worse- GP

Piecesof8 Thu 06-Feb-14 17:19:57

Thanks for your reply. I just did a search on mn after you said that and found the thread. Blimey I had no idea it could take that long. Just phoned hv too who suggested massaging them. Will try that....but ouch.

dickiedoodah Thu 06-Feb-14 19:05:45

Just wanted to say that I recently stopped feeding my 16 month old and it took a good three weeks for my boobs to return to normal. Like you I thought it would be quicker. I did notice a dramatic difference after a week, the full feeling started to go.

Piecesof8 Sat 08-Feb-14 13:14:34

Thanks for your reply, it was reassuring and today they are finally deflating! Massage and cabbage leaves seemed to help but maybe would have improved by now anyway.

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