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I'm in agony

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Outnumbered1225 · 16/07/2018 13:29

Stopped breastfeeding DS (5mo) on Friday. I had been gradually reducing breastfeeds/increasing bottles in the run up to this, but stopped altogether on Friday. I'm so engorged and in agony, I don't know what to do. I can't even cuddle my baby. How much longer will this last? I'm struggling.

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JiltedJohnsJulie · 16/07/2018 22:19

Are you able to express a little for your own comfort?

JiltedJohnsJulie · 16/07/2018 22:55

If it’s just as bad in the morning, I’d give one of the Bfing Helplines a call too Thanks

Verbena87 · 16/07/2018 22:56

You need to ask advice from a breastfeeding advisor: sounds like a recipe for mastitis if it’s that sore. Hope you feel better soon.

Unknown5432 · 16/07/2018 23:05

I had this I spoke to my midwives and they said to hand express enough milk to make me comftable. when I felt full and sore to have a warm bath and put a wet warm towel on the breasts to let them leak naturally to avoid stimulation, if they feel sore u can also use ice packs to bring some relief . They also advised some Savoy cabbage leaves that have been cooled in the fridge or freezer if you want them quicker, once cooled run a rolling pin over them to crush the veins and place them in your bra either until there warm r until they wilt then replace with cool ones. Apparently there is anti inflammatory stuff in that cabbage and they help reduce milk supply.

Hope this helps

Unknown5432 · 16/07/2018 23:07

Also keep checking to see if you have any hot red patches as that's a sign of blocked milk ducts and could lead to mastitis if it's not sorted out soon

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