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Old 12-01-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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DD is sick & my boobs are going to pop!!! What can I do when pumping is not enough?

HELP!! DD has had some sort of viral infection since monday. She is congested, coughing, sneezing and just feeling awful. As a result she has decided to only nurse a few times per day and never very much. Therefore, I am in major pain. I have been pumping like crazy, yet I am not getting total relief. I feel constantly engorged..? Any advice?

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ill be back to give a better answer letter but try hand express start at the top of your breast and roll your your first to fingers downwards at the top and thumb downwards on the underside
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Re: DD is sick & my boobs are going to pop!!! What can I do when pumping is not enough?

while leaning forward in a hot shower. I hope baby gets to feeling better soon!
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I would pump so that your milk suppy doesn't decrease. You might also give her some vics vaporub for babies. That always cleared it up enough for T to nurse more. Hope the babe feels better!
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Thanks mamas. I have been nursing her in a steamy shower and that helps. DH is going to find us a chair to put in the shower so we do not have to get wet each time we need to nurse.
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Thanks mamas. I have been nursing her in a steamy shower and that helps. DH is going to find us a chair to put in the shower so we do not have to get wet each time we need to nurse.
good idea! also when my DD was sick i found that when wearing her in the front she nursed more.
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