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engorged breasts

So I just gave birth to my beautiful son on Friday and today my boobs are hard as rocks any way to get some relief?
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7721203 tn?1468446829
my cousin put cabbage leaves on her boobs & relieved (squeezed) them in the shower.. she didn't breastfeed, so those were her only 2 ways of relief.

I always heard/read that squeezing them would stimulate more & more milk to produce though, so I'm not sure about that one..

BUT, even though her house smelled like cabbage (seriously, the heat coming from our boobs is unreal haha!), they DID give her a lot of relief & help dry up her milk!

my mama had a shot to help dry up her milk before she left the hospital, I plan on asking my OB about it.. I know from all the women in my family just how painful engorged boobs are!! good luck! (((:
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Congrats on your son !! I used warm rags to get it relieve if baby didn't want to eat. Hope that helps :)
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I use to use a breast pump and pump all the milk i can. (As told by doctor)
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Your breasts should not be engorged. Make sure ur nursing every two hours. You need to place warm or hot rags on them then massage the knots out. Nurse more. You don't want to get mastitis (clogged duct) super super painful along with flu like symptoms. Good luck
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Thank u ladies! Unfortunately I'm not breastfeeding because of and antibiotic that I'm on from a kidney infection I had. So I don't have a pump to pump with but I will definitely try cabbage leaves and warm compresses!! They hurt so bad and are hard as rocks :( they're also leaking like faucets lol so I bought breast pads
7721203 tn?1468446829
oh gosh, I'm not going to breastfeed either.. so I'm already getting my list of ideas together, and everyone in my family recommends the cabbage leaves IF I can't get the shot to dry up the milk.

good luck, and maybe your OB has some good ideas for you too? wouldn't hurt to call & ask! ((:
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