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stopped bf'ing - boobs now very sore! Help?

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vradz83 Mon 27-Jul-15 20:44:55

I have been slowly reducing feeds (dropped one every 4-5 days) & on Saturday I did my last feed in the morning.

However, am now engorged. I hand expressed a tiny bit in shower this morning, but now they're quite painful.
I have cabbage leaves. I've also taken decongestant. Is there anything else I can do? Am worried about mastitis. I didn't know whether expressing (with electric pump) would be worse in long run.

Duggee Mon 27-Jul-15 20:46:33

I'd express until you are comfortable then stop. If you stay engorges you'll lolely end up with mastitis.

WorzelsCornyBrows Mon 27-Jul-15 20:48:45

I expressed just until the pressure went - didn't drain them loads. My supply soon waned and within a week I was fine.

GinsterCowgirl Mon 03-Aug-15 10:19:38

I feel your pain. I'm in the middle of switching & have been substituting a feed a day. DS seemed quite happy with this but I was in so much pain last night & this morning. How long 'should' it take to transition?

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