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how long does the first initial engorgement with breastfeeding usually last?

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Asked by MamaDiedrich at 12:32 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Less than a day with my two deliveries. I nursed as often as I could and it was only "troublesome" for a short while.
    Are you having any trouble?

    Answer by doulala at 12:38 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • i have an oversupply of milk so i was engorged for like 3 days but most woman 1

    Answer by piwife at 12:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • As long as 2-3 days with your first baby.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • with both of mine it was about 3, maybe 4 days....but mine stayed soooo full the whole time i was breastfeeding

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 12:46 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Mine lasted about 2 days. I took really warm showers and squeezed my boobs while I was in the shower, that worked wonders!

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 12:53 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • That depends on how often you breastfeed. My first wouldn't nurse, so it lasted several days. With my second, I was engorged for a day but it went away after one night of nursing every 1-2 hours.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:31 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • mine seems to be lasting for ever cause i nursed for the first 2 days and then learned she couldnt handle the milk so now im trying to get it to dry up and its painful..

    Answer by angeljennasmom at 10:03 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

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