engorgement solutions?

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  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    im gonna leave melissa for the nite soon while i hav a nite out. i did a trial run last nite and it was a success, altho i woke at 5.30am with very very uncomfortable engorged boobs.

    how can i relieve them when theres no baby to nurse and i dont hav a breast-pump? (its not worth buying one now shes 6 months and being weaned onto solids and formula)

    cheers
     
  2. Sammystar

    Sammystar Well-Known Member

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    can you express by hand?

    I could never do that, but many women can. Maybe try that?

    :hug:
     
  3. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Have a hot bath before you go out... and express out by hand a load of milk so your breasts are reasonable empty... that way it shouldn't be too bad the next day...

    I had a hand breast pump and would pump off excess feeds and freeze them for when I wasn't around so I could give them to Tia's carers instead of formula.
     
  4. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    That's what I do.

    If you get in 2am try expressing a bit to relieve the pressure before you sleep, and if it's full of booze chuck it but if it's ok milk then freeze it for a future time :)
     
  5. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    thanx guys. ill try to express when i start to look like lola ferrari. wish me luck!
     
  6. NooNoo

    NooNoo Well-Known Member

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    i had this problem, i just had to grin and bear it as when i hand expressed it would fill up very quickly evan worse :( or you could try anti-inflammatorys they helped a bit
     

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