I woke up this morning with a breast hard as a rock and very sore. I've been feeding or pumping every 1 1/2-2 hours, massaging and applying heat. Is there anything else I can do? How long will this last?
It can be sore for a day or two. Try showering with as hot water as you can stand and express milk while your breast is under the hot water. You can run your fingers from the outside toward the nipple to try to open it.
Another tip, much more painful in my opinion, change your baby's orientation of nursing (can be quite awkward) so that this duck is being sucked. I remember laying my baby on my bed while I was on all four over him... the football hold might help and not be as weird.
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