engorgement pain

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  1. justkitty

    justkitty First Time Mum

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    I went to the gp this morning concerned I have an infection or thrush in my left breast as its hot and painful especially on the left hand side. It's particularly painful during and then after a feed for ages. Its also bigger than my right breast.

    The gp said no infection but engorgement and to feed off that breast first at each feed. The problem is my two week old usually only feeds off one breast per feed except when cluster feeding.

    I've been massaging it for days and using warm water. Nothing relieves it. After her feed today my breast felt empty but still painful.

    Any thoughts on how I can relieve it more?
     
  2. babybloo

    babybloo Nora & Benny's Mommy

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    I eased my engorgement with hot showers an hand expressing. There was so much as soon as the hot water hit them they were leaking like crazy. I also pumped a little as they were so full it was like baby was biting balloons lol couldn't latch at all. After a few days the pain eased up finally.
     
  3. JenX

    JenX Mom of 1

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  4. dizzy65

    dizzy65 Momma of my 4 Boys!

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    i also eased my engorgement by, either pumping it out or hand expressing and hot showers worked wonders too :)
     
  5. justkitty

    justkitty First Time Mum

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    I tried hand expressing from the painful breast that has damage from the bad latch when in the shower and nothing came out! but my right breast was leaking everywhere! is it possible my nipple is so damaged that the milk ducts are damaged? she got milk out of it this morning. I have a gaping hole in my nipple from the damage :-/

    I shall persevere. Thanks ladies :)
     

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