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How long are your boobs engourged after you stop BF?

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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Unfortunately I have to go back to work in a month.  I plan on BF my daughter for as long as possible until I start work.

How many days should I give myself of no BF before I go back to work?  I don't want to go to work with giant engorged leaky boobs all over my shirt.

This isn't a question of whether I should continue BF or not.  Its just a question of how long you have engorged leaky boobs.

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AidanCamsMom
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Mine were engorged and leaky for 3-4 days. Hot showers helped with getting them to go down. It's such a pain! LOL

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Randi02
by Platinum Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 1:14 PM

You don't have to stop.

Lots of moms still nurse before and after work, as well as days off. That way your baby still gets some of the benefits of breastfeeding, you get that time together and it won't be so hard on your body.

I am a Canadian,breastfeeding (it IS best, there is nothing even close to that nutrition and bond), co sleeping, extended rear facing (if you don't rear face to the maximum of your seat, you're NOT doing all you can to protect your child), baby wearing, Non spanking (I want my kids to respect me, not fear me) ANTI- CIO, homemade baby food making, cloth diapering, organic (chemical free household!) recycling mama to TWO! My husband is my equal and best friend, not my master and I believe basic health care should be a human RIGHT, not a privilege.

                                             

jeweldog
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Try putting cold wet cabbage leaves on your breasts to help you dry out (a nurse told me that).  I BF until 10 months and my son decided he didn't want to BF anymore but I was drying up anyway so I didn't have too many problems. 

I was able to pump while at work (unfortunatly I had to do it in my car)  Will you be able to pump at work at all?  It's difficult but not impossable... but some companies don't help at all or don't give support to their working moms that BF.  Whatever you decide.... I support you!

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