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Twilight26
What Can I DO....
May 23, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I finally finished breastfeeding my baby. My breasts hurt and are really hard. Eveyone tells me to take hot showers, put cabbage on them, wrap them tight, but nothing is working. They don't leak and I don't know if it's normal. I am thinking of calling my doctor, but I don't feel sick and I'm not running a fever, so I don't know what to do. Can anyone help me?

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  • rfhsure
    by rfhsure
    May 23, 2013 at 1:23 AM

     try hand expressing until they're relieved

  • JasonsMom2007
    May 23, 2013 at 1:27 AM
    The best way is to cut down on feedings slowly so you don't get mastitis. hand express, don't wrap them. And if you get a fever go to the doctor. I've heard of cabbage leaves too.
  • Janet
    by Janet
    May 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Did you stop gradually?

  • my4loves4
    May 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I do beleive the doctor can prescribe something to help dry up, so its worth giving them a call. And hand expressing does help some. Just while in hot shower, rub to try and get some to come out. Good luck!

  • Snowl
    by Snowl
    May 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Antihistamines, I think, help dry up breast milk. It's been 17 years since I stopped LOL

    Call your OB and ask what to do. I agree breastfeeding needs to be stopped gradually or else it hurts like a you-know-what. 

  • Twilight26
    May 24, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    I did cut back to one feeding a day and then I stopped that. I massage my breast when I take a shower but it seems that only one is actually releasing some in the shower but the other is not. It's getting fustrating. 

    Quoting Janet:

    Did you stop gradually?


  • momof2bears04
    May 24, 2013 at 7:29 AM
    Take benadryl and stuff cabbage leaves in your bra. Turn your back to the shwr that stimulates milk
  • Janet
    by Janet
    May 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

     Contact Laleche league , Google them. They will know what you should do.

    Quoting Twilight26:

    I did cut back to one feeding a day and then I stopped that. I massage my breast when I take a shower but it seems that only one is actually releasing some in the shower but the other is not. It's getting fustrating. 

    Quoting Janet:

    Did you stop gradually?


     

  • Twilight26
    May 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I greatly appreciate everyone's. Thank you!

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