Of course I know the phrase "breast is best" but after my experience with it the first time I'm not even going to try it this time (please, no lectures). Anyway, I heard that your milk still comes in even if you don't breastfeed and the doctors no longer give you anything to stop it. I can't find much about this anywhere so I'm wondering how much will come in, will they still get engorged, and how long until it goes away?
Even if you nurse the baby and try weaning, you can still get engorged. It's what happens when the milk is in and does not get out. However, if you choose not to nurse, your choice, the nurse will put an ace bandage to help keep you pulled in. At least that's what they do here. Keep the bandage on as much as possible, or get a couple. It will help the pain. My sister also told me that she wore a sports bra that was too small for her. The nurse will tell you how to take care of yourself and keep the milk from coming in. Also, cold compresses help. Nothing hot, it will make the milk leak out. It will take some time to dry up. Good luck.
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