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Old 10-14-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Engorgement?? DD weaned off the bottles 3 weeks ago and I have been weaning off the pump since then. I dropped my last session on Saturday, and have been pump free since then.

My question is how long will I have this engorgement?? I have tried cabbage leaves and cold packs, but it is KILLING me!!

Any ideas??

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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I can't answer for total weaning, but DD started sleeping through the night at only 3 weeks old, and it took several months before I wasn't engorged in the morning anymore. Keep up w/ the cabbage & ice and take an anti-inflammatory (like ibuprofen) if you need to. It will come to an end.
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Engorgement?? DD weaned off the bottles 3 weeks ago and I have been weaning off the pump since then. I dropped my last session on Saturday, and have been pump free since then.

My question is how long will I have this engorgement?? I have tried cabbage leaves and cold packs, but it is KILLING me!!

Any ideas??
I bought some Aquaban to help dry me up.
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Re: How long does this last??

sudaphed is known to dry you up to, if that's the route you want.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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Generally about a week maybe 2. Use cabbage leaves and wear a snug bra. When you shower, don't let the water hit directly on your breasts- it kinda gives them the 'let-down' signal.
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