Has anyone else had a problem with their breasts getting extremely full and painful in between just about every feeding? My dd is 1 1/2 weeks old and feeding about every 3 hours, but by the time she feeds I'm very engorged and she can barely empty one breast. Sometimes she's too full to even switch to the second breast. She's been in for 2 weight checks and has gained over a lb already so she's getting enough. Could I be making too much milk? Does anybody know how to combat this problem?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by MomtoElliett at 8:36 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by rena_goldmoon at 8:39 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
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Answer by ecodani at 10:18 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Mom to elliet is right on in her response. You are regulating right now. The engorgement will go away soon enough. Congrats on your new one!
Also NEVER wear a tight bra this can lead to clogged ducts and mastitis.
Answer by mama_l at 9:36 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
It can be challenging the first time you breastfeed. Your breasts are actually maturing and developing ducts and glands. By 6-8 weeks your breasts will become efficient at making milk and will be much softer. Some moms will then think they have "lost" their milk. This is normal.
For now, use only one breast a feeding. Don't pump. If you need to remove milk for comfort, use hand expression. For directions go to google and type in Marmet technique.
Things will get better. Congrats on your new baby and breastfeeding.
Answer by Gailll at 11:18 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great breastfeeding website.
Answer by Gailll at 11:20 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
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