I had my baby on thursday and really want to BF. This is my 1st baby. As of tonight my breast are extremly hard and hurt soo bad. I nurse baby every 2-3 hours but he doesn't always nurse on both sides. What can I expect for the next few days? Does the hardness mean my milk is coming in? They leak like crazy too, should I pump some after he is done nursing?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:03 AM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by sarahbell811 at 8:05 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Answer by Wheepingchree at 8:12 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Answer by gracefulsky at 8:13 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:38 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Answer by Wheepingchree at 8:56 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Do NOT put the baby on a schedule like pvtjokerus said. That is BAD advise for breastfeeding mothers. Feed on demand. One breast per feed for at least 20 minutes, if the baby then wants to take the other side offer it...otherwise offer the next feed. You can hand express to relieve some of the engorgement. Warm compresses feel nice too. Go to http://www.kellymom.com/ and http://www.drjacknewman.com/ for lots of info.
Answer by amileegirl at 9:06 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Momma I've been through this five times. Yes your milk is coming in. Your just engorged. Warm water is the best. When your that hard and sore it makes it difficult for your baby to latch. If you can take a shower with the warm water running on your breast great. If not then get a bowl of water as hot as you can stand put your breast in it. Very quickly the milk will release into the water and you will be able to comfortably nurse your baby. This usually lasts only about a week. BTW this was past down from My Moms, Mom to her to me, then to my daughter. Good luck dear.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 9:15 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:50 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
I have to agree with those that said not to put the baby on a schedule. That's new advice that's very bad. Nurse on demand. I should say new since the introduction of formula, and doctors getting involved. Nursing on demand has been happening for many generations before. Also the one breast at a time the hind milk is very important. Feed on side till they are done or the on that side is done then if need be change to the other side. Again this is very old good advice. Our grandmothers and Great mothers etc, really did know what they were talking about.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 10:38 AM on Mar. 14, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 2:08 PM on Mar. 14, 2010