Baby is 4 and half weeks old now, and yesterday and today my breasts feel engorged. Left one has a lump in it, and in armpit again too (last armpit lump went on its own) Lump in left breast hurts more when breasts are full.
I feel like I/we am losing my latch, and that its all going to end now soon.
My breasts were feeling soft again too...not now though.
Baby is also going about 7 hours during the night, which has been fine, but now feels like my breasts are always full, and takes all day to get ride of milk in them.
Baby feed yesterday also from 3pm - 10pm every hour. He normaly jsut clusters in the evening then goes the 7 hours. But it seemed like he wasnt latchig rigt or getting much milk....but still went hours.
If I express some off, will I make more problems for myself, as will make more milk?
I jsut fel really full, and that he is not taking enogh off me.
It was all going so well too... Also developed vasospasm or Raynauds Phenomenon which I have found can be down to latch too.
Were your babies nappies as wet as they usually are? My guess is that baby has been clusterfeeding for a day to ramp up supply to meet his growing needs. That means your breasts will feel fuller for a bit then settle down again.
What makes you say that he was not latching on properly/not getting much?