So my milk came through and ever since my right side is sore and much more full. DD has fed Off both sides.equally.. I dont want to feed her off the full side as its just going to keep filling more and I dont know if expressing will do much. Nipples are sore as well what.can I do?
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28-02-2014 16:42 #1
Sore and full breast.
28-02-2014 16:53 #2
You need to keep draining the breast or you could get mastitis. Let dd feed from it.
If it feels full to bursting, maybe express a little between feeds, for comfort. This shouldn't promote extra milk. You need to let dd feed from that breast though bid it doesn't flow you can get mastitis.
Could you have a graze on your nipple? Maybe try a different hold for a couple if feeds, on that side. Give the graze a chance to heal.
28-02-2014 16:54 #3
Btw, my left was always bigger than my right. It was also the preferred breast.
28-02-2014 17:09 #4
28-02-2014 17:16 #5
How old is your bub?
The breasts will adjust themselves. Give them time. Easier said than done though.
28-02-2014 17:23 #6Member
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I feel your pain! Mine were exactly the same! The only thing that helped me was running them under hot water so they leaked out a little bit
28-02-2014 17:33 #7
Mine were the same, they do settle down though. Just don't stop feeding otherwise you could get mastitis as someone else mentioned.
Keep feeding, feeding, feeding and pump a little too take the edge off. Mornings they tend to get a bit fuller depending how long your baby sleeps between feeds.
28-02-2014 17:57 #8Member
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Don't know how true this is as I have never tried it but someone had told me to use cold cabbage leaves lol I have heard that from different people as we'll hope that helps
28-02-2014 17:59 #9
28-02-2014 18:10 #10Senior Member
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My breasts were like that after I left hospital. I was told for relief to use a warm compress before feeding (to help with let own) and a cold one after feeds. You can also try cold packs or cold cabbage leaves after a feed to help reduce any inflammation. And make sure you feed bub often. Like others have said, your breasts will settle down with a bit of time.
Engorgement can lead to blocked ducts though, so if your breasts feel at all hot and lumpy, make sure you have a warm shower and massage the lumpy bits. This will help with any potential blockage and prevent mastitis.
The ABA also have a 24 hour hotline you can call at any time for advice.
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