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What does engourgaged mean

??? like engougaged boobs from brestfeeding???

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Jan. 30, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It means filled to it's extent with fluid.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 9:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • It means that your body hasn't adjusted it's milk production yet, and you have more / are making more milk than you need right now, so they're "over full"

    Picture a water balloon that has too much water in it, or when you really have to pee bad... (Though your breasts won't pop like the balloon or anything....)

    It can be painful, but try very hard to NOT express the milk or try to pump it to relieve it, or if you really really HAVE to, just do a TINY bit, because while it will help for a little bit, it will just make it worse, because your body is going to think "oh, we used that milk, we need to make a bunch more to replace it" and it's a vicious circle.

    After a little bit of time, your body will adjust and won't make so much extra milk.


    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • yes...when your breasts are over-filled with milk.

    Answer by bugfin at 9:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Your milk ducts are clogged.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 9:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • filled to almost bursting!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Be careful with letting it happen bc it can cause mastitis. That happened to me when my dd started sleeping through the night. Wean yourself down, don't just let it stay full for a long period.

    Answer by bugfin at 9:54 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • It means the milk is backed up in your breasts and they become painfully swollen. You can get an infection from that. To release the milk, you should feed as much as you can or pump. Also get in a hot shower and let the water hit your breasts to let the milk flow on its own.

    Answer by mamax4our at 9:54 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Yes, anything can be engorged. boobs with milk or something else with blood..

    Answer by Chole06302010 at 9:55 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • yes! In the beginning the supply doesnt quite match the demand of the baby. The more the mom nurses, the more milk is produced and most of the time, too much is produced (natural occurance for most moms) causing the boobs to get HUGE and there is a strong let down (milk squirts everywhere). usually after the 1st month things settle down and the supply matches the demand. Oye I remember those days very well! I had to sleep with 2 towels and SO often woke up soaked. my let down often caused gas in ds and it also squirted his eye one time.

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 9:55 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • ok thankyou ladies im going to also post another question ok =) i need advice

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:59 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

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