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09-12-2011 20:54 #11
09-12-2011 21:06 #12
I'm not sure of the logistics of this but can you (if you're not already) maybe only do one breast at a time if you're worried about him not getting the hind milk? I know that may give you trouble with the breast you don't feed off and apart from more hot showers to relieve the pressure that may not work but just a thought.
09-12-2011 22:24 #13
09-12-2011 22:55 #14
Ive only been offerin the one breast per feed boobs are still so engorged even after he is done. Which is pretty much what they were like even though I had taken 40mls off.
Okay continuing with the cold compresses.. Also I've been massaging the opposite boob I am feeding off to try and ease any engorgedness on that side. Is that bad? I figure I am leaking anyway, might as well help get rid off hard bits.. Hope this won't stimulate more milk!
09-12-2011 23:06 #15
Yep sure is fine for massage, it will help with the lumps. Can you ask your midwife about the possibility of ultrasound treatment? It really helps
Bfp!!! Little bug due 25/6/12
09-12-2011 23:22 #16
09-12-2011 23:51 #17Senior Member
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While in essence I don't disagree with sooper nannies advice, I have to disagree about the cabbage leaves...
I think they work. Perhaps it's only because if you keep the cabbage in the fridge then peel off a leaf it fits so perfectly in shape and size to the breast it is like the perfect little cold pack - and just the right amount of cold - not too cold like ice. But I think it has something more than cold. I truly believe it helps with oversupply issues and mastitis. I had both.. I don't know what it is or why but I believe plants have every cure in them, and cabbage is the one to use for boobs
09-12-2011 23:51 #18
Our physios offer it where I work, helps with the inflammation not sure if all hospitals offer it though. Might need to check with your midwife
Glad to be of help, engorgement is terrible. Get some rest.
Bfp!!! Little bug due 25/6/12
10-12-2011 01:04 #19
Sorry, I read your post wrong
Hmmmm okay. So are you bfing and topping up with tube feeds? When I was in hosp, I pumped after each feed and they froze the milk for me - and that's what they used as the top up instead of having to use formula. Could you possibly pump and then feed and then pump again? I know what they say the more you take the more you make, but for the sake of your comfort until bubba is taking more straight from the breast per feed, is it something you would want to do? X
10-12-2011 09:11 #20
I've only been giving breastfeeds. No top ups, no tubes.. No expressing. I have so much milk it literally hurts! was thinking of offering to feed the lady next to me's baby lol!
We will hopefully be discharged today. Waiting on blood test results to see f his platelet count is better and if he has a lower sepsis score
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