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NinjaCakes July 19th, 2013 09:28 PM

For breastfeeding mamas
 
So I've been in touch with a lactation consultant this week. She's been helping me a lot. She told me about something new today. I woke up with super painful, swollen breasts. It didn't go away even after pumping. She toxld me to soak my breasts in warm water, massage them all over, and hand express into the water. Holy cow the relief! I found sore spits I didn't know I had. More amazing, it made it possible for me to get in Breņa's mouth far enough for a good latch. I didn't know you could be too full for good latches.

She said to do this before every feeding.

MeggysMommy July 19th, 2013 09:58 PM

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I'm glad that the advice works for you!

Logiesmomma July 19th, 2013 11:36 PM

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I've heard engorgement can cause latch problems so I'm glad this is helping you.

jersey_gray July 20th, 2013 12:16 AM

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If you ever deal with mastitis do this, it will provide immense relief. But I hope you never deal with mastitis.

captivate July 20th, 2013 01:17 AM

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I had problems with engorgement with Serenity. Expressing manually into a towel soaked with hot water did the trick for me half the time.

pmwjones July 20th, 2013 06:11 PM

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Glad you got some help!!!

NinjaCakes July 20th, 2013 09:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Logiesmomma (Post 27530780)
I've heard engorgement can cause latch problems so I'm glad this is helping you.

I think that was a huge problem for us the first few days. It has sure gotten easier now that I know to do this.

LilSunshine July 22nd, 2013 07:01 PM

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Very good advice! I think T's latching issues are often because of being engorged.


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