I no longer have breasts I have canon balls!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Nutrition' started by Welshy1, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Welshy1

    Welshy1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    LO was born Thursday am and have been able to successfully breast feed. Tonight however my breasts have hardened into E cup canon balls!! Typically this is also the night that Freya has decided that each feed is going to last an hour. Am in soooo much pain :shock:
     
  2. Alexandra84

    Alexandra84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    Poor you! It will pass, your body's just trying to make sure you have enough milk for your LO. I had something similar about 3 days into Breastfeeding (only with GG breasts!). Try to express just a bit to make yourself more comfortable and it should settle in a couple of days. Using cabbage leaves really does help but paracetamol is good too ;).
    Hope you feel better soon!
     
    #2 Alexandra84, Jan 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  3. frankie707

    frankie707 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,318
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's your milk coming in! It's not a nice experience, mine also got really hot. For me cabbage leaves out of the fridge and hand expressing helped. It should settle down over the next few days as your body works out how much milk your LO needs. Also helps LO latch on if you hand express a bit - mine were so round and hard that LO couldnt latch properly until I eased the pressure off a little bit.
     
  4. Sarah13

    Sarah13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't worry it will settle in a few days hang in there x
    Anything cool helps releve some pain and express a little off in the shower or bath or try hot then cold flannels.
     
  5. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love the feeling of lo emptying them though! So satisfying!
     
  6. Sarah13

    Sarah13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lol me too, esp when they have gone longer than normal!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice