I'm not breastfeeding and my milk came in 4 days ago. My boobs became unbelievably engorged almost immediately and the pain was horrible! So today is day 4 of engorgement, and although the pain has subsided, my boobs are still HUGE and rock hard! And I still have pain, but it comes and goes (but seems to get a lot worse at night).
How long until my milk dries up and my boobs go back to normal?! I miss my old boobs! With my son, I remember getting severly engorged but I really don't remember how long it lasted for.
Other people will have proper advice for you but i hear savoy cabbage leaves cooled in the fridge are good and putting cool flannels on them. I dont know how long it takes for them to dry up when theyre in the the throws of making loads and loads in the beginning. I gave up 3 weeks ago and mine are still going! Not badly but there is still milk there. I got engorged even when i gave up gradually but i just hand expressed enough to make me comfortable and that subsided pretty quickly but as i say, others will be able to advise you better.
Do the cabbage leaves again (if you can stand it lol) and let the water run on your breasts for a few minutes in a hot shower, even twice a day if you can manage it. You should at least start to feel better in a few days and most women are just barely leaking after about 2 weeks if at all.
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