i'm bottle feeding and have really sore boobs due to y milk starting to come in. i dont see MW until tomorrow now (was ok when saw her earlier). what/how did you do to ease it when your milk came in IF you were only bottle feeding???
hi there's no real way to stop this the only thing that you can do is take paracetamol to ease the pain, you may also get a bit of a temperature but this will all subside in about 2-3 days. You may also wish to try ice cold cabbage leaves in your bra this will ease it too. Don't take a hot bath as some may suggest or try to express any as this will make it ten times worse. I've been through this twice now and had been breast feeding one of the times and had just stopped the second time. It's awful and really unpleasant but will pass eventually. good luck x
one thing they never told me to expect btw is that when your milk comes in you can get severe hot and cold flashes, seriuosly i was worried i had got somekind of infection or something, one minute i was hugging a fresh pizza box covered with blankets and wearing OH's jumper and the next i would be thowing off the blankets and the jumper sweating like a pig.
thought i was really ill , lol. i called the mw at the labour ward coz it was really late in the evening and she said "ah yes that can happen when your milk comes in..."
why wasnt i told ??? lol
maybe its one of those things they dont advertise or was everyone else aware of this and i just missed the memo or something ?
the sore boobs and flashesonly lasted a day or 2 for me though
You just gotta kinda let it take it's course. Engorged breasts can hurt really bad. I just made sure I wore bras all the time as they were most comfortable that way. Try to prevent putting warm/hot water on your breasts when showering too, as that will increase milk production, making it take even longer for your breasts to settle down. I took some Tylenol for the pain.
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