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Help for boobs being squeezed by invisible hands 24-7?

(8 Posts)
marimama Tue 04-Dec-12 23:48:52

6w-ish. Boobs feel like they are in vice or being squeezed by invisible hands. Also hot. sad i am aware this is nothing in comparison to symptoms that require hosptialisation, for example, but does anyone have any suggestions for making the girls feel a bit better?

FrustratedSycamoreSnowflake Tue 04-Dec-12 23:51:32

Cool cabbage leaf in your bra? (Mastitis remidy)

marimama Wed 05-Dec-12 00:02:52

While that sounds...fragrant...i think that only work for nursing issues. Like you said, mastitis. smile i am just 6w pg. wink

FrustratedSycamoreSnowflake Wed 05-Dec-12 20:39:21

It's just because its cooling marimama might be worth a shot?

crunchingautumnleaves Thu 06-Dec-12 01:23:22

Not just cooling but also savoy cabbage in particular has something special to it (don't know all the technical details) that draws out some of the excess milk - it's amazing! As for early pregnancy sore boobs... Could you try going up a cup size with new bra? Some people find increased support helps eg wearing a sleep bra at night whilst others find it more comfortable with more bra-free time. You'd just have to exeriment to see if either helps you. Cool cabbage leaves in bra or coolish damp flannel may help relieve the heat. Also, have you eaten any dates recently or raisins? I've found dates in particular make for increased soreness & raisins do this a bit too, so do avoid for now. Or perhaps another food may be having a negative effect. Could be worth keeping a food diary and see if there are any obvious links?

ScubaSarah Thu 06-Dec-12 07:45:36

I'm 6/7 weeks and my boobs have been agony too. I'm 34FF and am now wearing 36G which is helping. I'm also wearing an M&S crop top style bra (come in packs of 2) overnight and am massaging them twice a day with bio oil.
Hope you find some relief!

marimama Thu 06-Dec-12 21:42:23

Hmmm. I can see that a more supportive bra would be key for larger breasts, but at the moment mine are barely a B. sad got up to a D last pregnancy, but then deflated! blush

I will see how they feel with a more supportive bra just in case.

Re cabbage: surprisingly i don't want to cool them down. Am thinking even a hot water bottle might be better-feeling... Because that usually helps with other achey parts.

Good for you scuba for doing bio oil. I should have last time--got a collection of stretch marks! grin

MyLittleAprilSunshine Thu 06-Dec-12 21:45:12

I've had them from the begining too. When I am out in the cold they hurt so, so bad.

I find nothing relieves them at all, which is very unhelpful I know. Sometimes I just want to sad as they feel like someone is trying to hack them off.

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