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Old 10-16-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Help! My breast hurt! Suggestions???

I wanted to nurse dd till she was two. I stop nursing last Fri. She has done REALLY well! I miss it now. But anyways, My boobs are so engorged it hurts. I feel like I have hard rocks in my boobs. I've tried cabbage. No help! Any suggestions on how to dry these puppies up!? lol


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Old 10-17-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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Can you manually express just enough to relieve your pain? It may take a few days for your body to adjust, but that helped me when I weaned ODS.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Help! My breast hurt! Suggestions???

quitting cold turkey puts you at risk for mastitis. you are much better off weaning down slowly. if i misunderstood your post and you HAVE weaned down slowly, I recommend binding your breasts, continuing with the cabbage, and maybe expressing a little just to make the pain manageable. But keep in mind that any stimulation will lead to more milk and more engorgement. The whole supply and demand principle.
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