Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:16 pm
Post subject: dont know where to post this sorry!
[i]I was going to post in feeding and weaning but it's not really about feeding..
I have said since the beginning I would only feed Alice in the hospital and was formula feeding when I got home. Instead o've fed her for a couple extra days and only put her on bottles this morning very happy shes had that bit extra extra but my word I have never felt pain like it haha. (I will have done but 3 years is long enough to forget haha)
Is there anything I can do for the pain??? Other than paracetamol? I'm quite big chested and feel like ive got 2 rock hard boulders stuck under my arms!! X
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:58 pm
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:57 pm
I thought you were meant to wean them off it?
I never did, I just stopped but mine was still colostrum at this point. Do you think that's why they might be so painful?
Sorry that's my only suggestion because I had a section and was on very strong pain medications so never felt a thing haha
Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:29 pm
ok don't laugh (of you can but then do it lol)
put some green cabbage leaves in the freezer for an hour or so and then put them down your bra
Also, take a VERY VERY hot shower and massage your breasts in a downward motion
Or lay a very very hot flannel over them.
I had the same problem and thought I'd maybe started with mastitis so I expressed (a little) off every 5 or 6 hours for a couple of days, if you don't have a electric pump you can do it manually.
Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:15 pm
i remember the cabbage thing actually i did it with charlie haha, my mum brought me a cabbage when i came home from the hospital.. it works but the leaves go slimy... >< lol!!
paracetamol and tight bras have been a life saver for the past few days.. fingers crossed most of the pain has gone now.. xx