Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:31 am
Post subject: Engorged breasts.
Lily is 6days old now, my milk came in on day2/3 and I am producing enough to feed atleast 2babies maybe more.
I'm in agony and lily is having trouble latching on so I'm having to express around about 1oz per feed and sometimes a little inbetween this to stop the pain.
How on earth am I going to encourage less milk to produce if I'm having to express?
I'm also leaking a lot in between feeds as I'm just so full!
My beautiful children are my life! Tommy 10 and Charlie 4 and Lily 1, Mummy loves you! xxx
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:01 am
I'd only express the bare minimum to allow her to latch for a feed and not at all in between if you can managed it , as you know the more you express the more you'll produce and so the more painful they will be , a slightly tighter bra can help a bit (if you can stand the pressure)
I was like this with my youngest ( if he let go during a feed at first it would shoot across the room ) and did have to had express a little so he could latch sometimes but I never expressed apart from that and avoided any extra stimulation like running water in the shower etc. as although it eases them in the short term it just encourages more milk ,and i got the washable breast pads as they don't have plastic in them so are more comfortable to wear and doubled up on those for when i leaked ,and it settled within about a week or so Good luck xx