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December 22nd, 2012, 02:14 PM
tricia_16_'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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My baby is 6 days old and my breasts are SO engorged they are sore to the touch! He is eating every 2.5 hours and has a good latch. I've tried cold packs and pain pills, and I've pumped a few times but I am not sure if I should keep pumping because I don't want my body to think I need that much milk.

Any ideas what else I can do?
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December 22nd, 2012, 02:37 PM
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I believe you just have to wait it out. Pumping will just make your body think it needs to make that much.

It will even out!
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December 22nd, 2012, 03:17 PM
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I feel your pain!
Rilynn only nurses 5 minutes, so my poor full boobies!
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December 22nd, 2012, 04:32 PM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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hand express just enough to releive the pressure.

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December 26th, 2012, 01:00 AM
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When I was engorged when my milk was coming in I would put and ice pack on for 10 minutes then pump that breast and nurse from the other, then switch for the next feeding. I also would put the ice pack on before nursing as well. I never had issues with making to much milk and I only did it for a couple days untill the engourgment was gone. It worked great for me.

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January 4th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I would pump! You would have a killer stash! You can always donate!

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