First time breast feeder here and I am producing a TON of milk, my breasts hurt so bad, does this mean I should pump more often? I have been doing it about every three hours and getting anywhere from 3 - 4 OZ each time ( milk just came in, baby is only 3 days old), but man in between, I get so big that my breasts start to throb and get very hard. She can't latch on at the moment because my nipples are too big for her tiny mouth. Will pumping more often make this worse?
Also what is the rules for how long the breast milk is good for if it's at room temperature, in the fridge and frozen?
Any help, advice and/or rules of thumb will be very appreciated and helpful. I feel lost!
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Answer by Krysta622 at 4:31 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Avoid pumping at this stage if you can, or the oversupply problem will continue. Try and get baby to nurse as much as possible (even every hour or more during the day). Lots of great tips, including info on Reverse Pressure Softening to help baby latch on easier at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/engorgement.html
You should feel much better in a couple of days!
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