2032629 tn?1329618488

after birth

Hi i had my baby on the18th of octber and i been pumping my milk and my breast are currently engordge i think there really swollen n heavy like reLLY HUGE WHAT CAN I DO TO GET THEMBACKTO NORMAL I BEN PUMPING EVERY 2 HOURS SOMEBODYPLEASE ELP
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583196 tn?1429221155
have you tried skin to skin breast feeding instead of pumping for a little bit. by pumping you are encouraging more milk and at a rate that the baby doesn't control itself. i think i would defer this question to the breast feeding forum here. they are full of information and great tips. perhaps one of the ladies there will be more helpful.
best of luck, i know it hurts but it does get better
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Pumping makes it worse because you're telling your body to produce more every two hours. Warm compresses while nursing, when your done nursing put ice packs on afterwards. Take advil as well. Also hot showers, and while your in there massage and hand express. That should help. Also let baby nurse when they are hungry, no pumping in between.
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2032629 tn?1329618488
thank u guys but shes in the nicu so i onli breast fed her twice im waitinon them to release her which look like wnt b anytime soon but thanks alot u said the same thing the lactation consultant said ice pack n shower n breat feed when i van
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