Thread: too much milk
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:05 AM   #8
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Re: too much milk

For me, that engorgement lasts quite a long time. In addition to the hot showers and manually expressing milk there I also found all these things to be helpful -

- sleeping without a bra on top of a waterproof pad covered with lots of towels. I just let the excess leak..
- cold cabbage leaves in my bra. Yes really. I thought people were nuts but it was so soothing
- Advil. (I was in a lot of pain from it!
- hot compresses before nursing and cold afterwards.

I wouldn't worry too too much about the hindmilk thing right now. The engorgement phase is completely normal and very few babies will be able to empty your breasts right now.
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