Sore breasts during pumping

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Avatar f tn So, obviously, we have been bottle feeding. Now that my milk has come in my breasts are really sore and heavy.. Does anyone have any suggestions to help ease the pain? Thank you.
182767 tn?1317492237 a little over a week after i stopped pumping i had to pump one last time to empty my breasts. i pumped 5 minutes and got 5 oz! after that i never had to pump again. maybe you just need to drain them one last time.
4499377 tn?1373555885 Oh and about pumping...you never get as much pumping as baby does nursing. Pumps just don't do as good of a job.
Avatar f tn Well I guess Ima start pumping den!! Hahaha thanx ladys!!!
Avatar f tn i pump during the day, and feed from the breast during the night. my right one seems to give 4oz at each 10 min pumping session, but the left only gives around 2-2 1/2oz. why is that? also, i thought that the pain of the "let down" would go away after a while. its only been 8 days since i gave birth, but its still very painful. i can finish pumping, and around 30 min later, i feel the let down, the heaviness, and the pain all over again.
Avatar f tn so I am exclusively pumping and my right breast, at the bottom, is always sore even without touching it. do you know anything I can do to fix this?
Avatar f tn Try to massage your breasts before pumping, or if you have a manual pump you can try expressing in the shower, warm water usually helps your breasts "let go". If they're sore frozen cabbage leaves are great for easing the pain. And nurse as much as the baby needs it, after a while they shouldn't be enlarged. Good luck momma!
Avatar f tn I massaged my breasts in a hot shower and massaged them during pumping to try to unblock any milk in breasts. But what really helped was pumping more often to avoid engorgement. I froze extra milk. At first i fed baby her bottle and then pumped for 7 or so minutes. It was sleep depriving but i tried sleeping during the day to make up for loss of sleep. Then i slowly started to go 5 hours during the night without pumping and my breasts got used to it.
Avatar f tn I had to pump for a while to supplement and I also had to supplement with some formula (because he had lost too much weight). The pumping made me so sore, I could not wait to stop. I am no longer pumping now but need to return to it to get my right breast to increase its supply. I am going to experiment with some different breast shields to see if I can make it more comfortable. I have also started taking Fenugreek to boost my supply - it really helps.
Avatar f tn But if parts of your breast pump that contact the milk also touch the sore(s) while pumping, you should throw the milk away.
4654179 tn?1595183520 Agreed with everything Dominique has posted. In order to establish a good pumping production you will need to pump every 2 hours during the day and 3 at night and power pump for 3 days out of every 2 weeks (power pumping is pumping every hour to mimic a growth spurt) every time your baby feeds pump right after 1 breast at a time for 20 to 30 minutes doing a massage and compress going toward your nipple to help relieve as much milk as possible.
398532 tn?1231463960 1/2 ounce for a half hour of pumping - you poor thing - you must be so sore! If you don't have much milk after about 10-15 minutes just stop and wait. There is no need to pump for a whole half hour (with an electric pump anyways). The milk won't magically appear - it takes a little time to build up enough to pump. Wait an hour or two and try again. Also I was thinking you should maybe alternate breasts. Feed him only on the right and pump the left.
Avatar f tn I've gotten aches and pains, sometimes very sharp, in my breasts since early pregnancy. It's not uncommon during pregnancy, but if it's constant and the pain is really bad you might put in a call to your OB. It can't hurt to double-check.
1173196 tn?1292916490 The best time to pump is in the morning after the first feed. While I was still at home, I pumped after the morning feed and once in the afternoon to try to build up a freezer stash before returning to work. Are your nipples dry? If so, you could try using a lanolin-based nipple cream to stop the dryness. If you're allergic to lanolin, there are creams on the market that don't contain lanolin as well.
4437866 tn?1388119624   The longer you go without pumping, the fuller your breasts will become. Full breasts signal your body to slow production.  It may seem like you get more milk to begin with, but over time it will lower your supply.
Avatar f tn Anyone else have sore breasts & sometimes dull ache from breast to armpit; very uncomfortable at times. What have you done to help?
Avatar f tn Hi this is a bit embarrassing but my breasts have been super sore and sensitive and I don't know why, I'm fifteen and I'm about two weeks away from my next period which is usually a 29 -30 day cycle so it can't be that, does anyone else maybe know what the cause could be?
Avatar f tn i pump during the day, and feed from the breast during the night. my right one seems to give 4oz at each 10 min pumping session, but the left only gives around 2-2 1/2oz. why is that? also, i thought that the pain of the "let down" would go away after a while. its only been 8 days since i gave birth, but its still very painful. i can finish pumping, and around 30 min later, i feel the let down, the heaviness, and the pain all over again.
Avatar f tn As you have only had your period for about 12 months and small breasts I would put the pain down to hormones and the possibility that your breasts will still be growing. My breasts got rather tender when I was going through puberty (long time ago) and they were growing. If you are still concerned or the pain becomes unbearable go see your doctor.
Avatar f tn It will come in, do not worry. Most women have sore breasts during pregnancy but you don't have to be sore to have milk. Your body knows what to do just trust it and the milk will come.
435985 tn?1249067908 This time around I am in so much pain I almost had to go buy formula last night because my nipples are so sore and my breasts are so engorged. I had to feed her last night and I cried through the whole thing because it felt like my nipples were on fire. There are red blood blisters at the tips. Does anyone know how long engorgement lasts?
Avatar m tn Other important causes are fibrocystic breast disease,ductal ectasia,mastitis(inflammation of breasts),galactoceles,benign and malignant pathologies of breasts,referred pain from liver or musculoskeletal system,arthritis of the ribs,costsochondritis and inflammation or sprain of pectoralis muscle. I feel that an examination by a gynecologist will be the best.
Avatar f tn You're body doesn't release enough prolactin until after the baby is born. The process of delivery is what stimulates those hormones. Pumping beforehand can cause uterine contractions, put you into preterm labor, and greatly decrease your milk supply after you give birth. (If you only pump a little bit each day your brain will tell your body that's all it needs to produce and increasing that amount after baby will be very difficult).
Avatar f tn Honestly, it's just down to your breasts probably growing or changing. You're still only 17 so you're still going through puberty and our breasts change all the time. You don't have to be pregnant or be on your period to be having sore breasts - especially during puberty. Sounds completely normal to me. Try a hot shower, I know that helps when mine are sore.
1454858 tn?1306784378 I'm not sure about how much I plan to breastfeed. I know how it is said that it is better for baby & all... I just didn't do well with it at all when I had my daughter 5 yrs ago. I couldn't tell if she was getting anything??? she didn't seem satisfied. I tried to pump it & put it in bottles, but there wasn't much there at all. i went to all formula within 3 weeks, because it was a nightmare. I have a few questions...... 1.) I have small breasts.
1898060 tn?1336423105 I have a single breast pump and im just wondering if I can pump both breasts into the same bottle? Or does it have to be separate bottles?
7923170 tn?1412999504 Keep feeding baby and pumping at regular times to prevent ur breasts from getting engorged. The best way to relieve engorgement is to feed baby or pump, especially in the beginning since ur body is working OT to make milk and hasn't found its "groove" to make milk at a steady pace. Besides the pain from breastfeeding goes away after the first few times if baby is latching on correctly. Goodluck!!