How long will my breasts be engorged

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Avatar n tn Beer is supposed to increase milk production. I don't think that's what you want right now.
Avatar f tn My baby is 4 days old and I'm breastfeeding but my breasts started to get really hard/heavy and they hurt. My baby can still feed but I feel like I have an overproduction of milk.Is there anything I can do to alieve this?
Avatar n tn I found that pumping worked best and I was able to do this for 3 months. This time, NOTHING will come out of my left breast. The right one is doing fine and I am able to pump out a good amount in a short time. I get an occassional drip from the left, however, it is coming from one of the ducts, but not the actual center of the nipple. It's like that is completely clogged. It So now I look like lopsided Barbie with one HUGE left breast that is VERY painful, and the right that is semi-normal.
599316 tn?1256925213 Cut down on nursing sessions every few days. You'd be surprised at how easy it can be to lose your supply, especially early on. In fact, it's a constant source of stress for some nursing mothers.
123128 tn?1189759427 Thank you all very much for your comments i didn't think anything was wrong but most of my friends are asking me if my breasts are leaking and i feel stupid saying NO i feel like they should be but i also heard that once the baby is born thats when it starts... and i did hear it hurts and that kinda scares me BUT i think its worth it so we shall see... but again thank you all very very much i appreciate it.
Avatar n tn Could my breasts be growing? My breasts (not nipples) had been really sore a few weeks ago and I chalked it up to a new sign before my period. But now they are sore again, and it gets worse when I take my bra off, and I'm only an A cup. But I am now two weeks away from having my next period and they are really sore again. And I know that I am not pregnant, tested earlier today because my ankles were also swelling. Any ideas?
167 tn?1374177417 I breast fed my son until he was 6 months old, and my breasts would get engorged often. Also in the beginning while your breasts are filling up for the first time, they usually get very swollen and tight, which is painful, and makes it hard for your baby to latch on. But that usually goes away after a few days.
202380 tn?1267910566 Hi everyone,I ve never been able to visit this forum so far-although I was often visiting pregnancy 35+-,God how my time is so limited with a young baby,I can hardly do the basics...can you?Anyway,my little girl is almost 4 months old now,bf exclusively.She was gaining weight very well until recently,for the last 2,5 weeks she's been asking to eat like every 2,5 hrs-it's also very HOT these days in this part of Europe-but she eats veeery little,she only eats better like once or twice a day.
Avatar n tn Take into consideration that my answer was definitly an ignorant one. =) This will be my first baby. I have heard soo many people with this fear right after having a baby. Your boobs are most likely sore from your milk drying up if you are not breast feeding. My SIL had the WORST boob pains during that time!
Avatar n tn They did not remove my ovaries so still get sensitive breasts when it should be my period. Lately I have had swollen sensitive breasts that just seem to get worse. My dr said that I should take anti-inflammatory tablets for a few days which I did, I also changed bra's. Off with the wire support bra's. It felt so much better. but when I went off the anti-inflammotaries within days the pain and that is back. I went onto the internet and found a web page that helped alot. www.
Avatar n tn I am crying randomly and sometimes catch myself frantically searching for the baby I never gave birth too. Anyone have any idea how long my breasts will be this way? or how long my hormones may take to sort themselves out. I can stand the blood and the pain, but the loss and uncertainty is killing me. I changed my whole lifestyle so the baby would be healthy and at 20 weeks I just didn't expect to be walking around with my baby dead.
Avatar f tn hi my son will be two on the third of march and i am still producing milk is that normal
676912 tn?1332816151 NOTHING came out, no colostrum, no nothing. SO after my milk came in I could tell my breasts were HUGE, but I tried to feed DS and didn't get much, he'd fall asleep (I know every baby is different and this one may be better with feedings) and would get frustrated easily, because I wasn't producing much (Part of this was probably because I was depressed and stressed out since DH went back to Korea when DS was exactly two weeks old).
1647475 tn?1363140697 So I have had a couple times since Morgan was born on December 13th where I thought my supply was dwindling but now I am fairly certain of it as it has been so low the last few days and my breasts are rarely engorged anymore when she goes to eat again. I am worried that 1) she is not getting enough to eat, and 2) that I am "drying up." Morgan has been eating on-demand for several weeks now and it goes just fine most times as I never feel like I don't have anything to give her.
906115 tn?1344204109 OK so how many let downs do you all have in a feed and how long do you nurse for? I have one every 3-7 min the whole time I feed.
1394262 tn?1369628792 Right now, I am TOTALLY clueless about how to feed my bb at night. I will appreciate it if some mummies here can advise me. Thank you so much. I am thinking of latching my bb onto my breast directly so that I do not have to wash & sterilize my Medela bottle & pump in the middle of the night . (It is way too troublesome!) And if she is satisfied & falls asleep, I will rest too. And I am thinking the next time when she wakes up, I will latch her onto my other breast.
689528 tn?1364139441 I wanted to wean him by 10 months because by the time he is 11 months I will be going back to work. My maternity leave is up by Oct 1st and he will be 11 months September 27th. I would keep going if I weren't going back to work. That's why I thought a bedtime feed would work...I guess it'll depend on the job too. I need to find something different!
192055 tn?1263559137 If I had gone back to work, who knows, perhaps I wouldn't have breastfed for so long....... I do want to stop at 24 months but to be honest, my daughter will not accept that and I do want to slowly wean her by that age. BTW: For those that have sore nipples from baby biting or poor latching (I had that in the beginnin)g, I used Lanolin (from a company called Lansinoh) and that was recommended by my mid-wife who was also my lactation consultant.
Avatar f tn (when I see my Dr. next) I've been doing it for a month now...My question; how do I stop?? My mom said that there was a pill they gave women in the hospital who weren't breastfeeding to make their milk dry up. Granted, this was over a decade ago, and I have never heard of this.. So should I call and ask my Dr. about it, or is this something they stopped doing? And if that is not an option, what, if anything can I do to stop this?
162948 tn?1205256292 Hi Umm I didnt do any research before geting the mirena iud... now am scared because I see that a lot of women have not been able to conceive after the mirena IUD removal... pls help!!! I have had it for 18 months and after all the crazy stories, I am thinking of having it removed :(.
Avatar f tn Anybody planning on breast feeding? if so, how are you learning how to? A lot of my friends said that breast feeding was not as easy as they thought. They expected the baby to just know what to do. My hospital is offering a class, but without the baby, I don't think it will make sense to me. Anyone know of a good DVD that shows you how? Or a book that gives good, clear instructions? Thanks so much for any suggestions.
Avatar n tn Also that will help lo latch as it can be difficult for them when your engorged. Give it a bit and your body will regulate how much milk you need and that will stop happening! Good luck!
Avatar f tn When i pump there is very very milk and whole day my breasts are very loose that means there is no milk. Otherwise it should be rock hard.
4873770 tn?1360342828 Prednisone may alleviate the symptoms but many times once off it the symptoms will return, or in my case will rebound as it did in my case and than attack the other breast. Antibiotics really are pointless because this is not an infection, (unless the open abscess has signs of infection around the skin) If you do nothing it will eventually run its course and die out, it can take up to 18-24 months for that to happen. I would suggest treating the symptoms, mainly the pain.
Avatar f tn Keep at it, your supply should increase, but I would expect more than 7-8 ounces by now. Tiredbuthappy would be a good person to PM. She is a pumping pro. I too, had to pump while my son was in the NICU, but I was getting more than 7-8 ounces within days after his birth, so I am not sure what more to suggest. Have you spoken with a lactation consultant? I had many questions for mine early on!
Avatar f tn My son will be 3 months old this Saturday. I've had some problems here and there but always found a solution that worked for me. Today, I noticed that my breasts are very engorged even after breastfeeding. I also noticed that my son was fussy while nursing like he wasn't getting enough milk- he would swallow here and there but not as often as before. I decided to pump just to see if I can get release from that and the most I got was just a little over 1 oz. when I can usually get 7-8 oz.
148691 tn?1260198503 When I nurded Gavin, I would have my pump near by so I can pump out the rest, that way, I can be sure my breasts are completely emptied and also help boost my supply. Good luck!
796867 tn?1255210407 I started to wonder if she could overeat and get a stomach ache or something like that. I also didn't know how to handle my engorged breasts and abundant milk supply - I found out I should expel some first because, initially, the milk wasn't flowing well. After I did that, the feedings became much more efficient. I also didn't know about foremilk and hindmilk and had to figure out how to alternate breasts so that my baby gets more hindmilk.
1528695 tn?1360585920 Your breasts won't stay engorged. Once your body adjusts to what baby is eating, they will be soft. If you aren't pumping enough, then nurse or pump more frequently.
Avatar f tn Is there anything I can do so that I can go longer stretches at night w/out pumping (when Jazmine sleeps for extended periods of time) without getting so engorged I HAVE to pump? Or am I going to be stuck pumping every 3h thoughout the night until I stop breastfeeding? In my line of work this is bad - I really dont want to blow myself up (lol).