How do I make my boobs feel better??

Amy - posted on 04/10/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I just stoped nursing my son three nights ago and my boobs are killing me. He only nursed at night, so I didnt think I still held so much milk. But it feels like someone is trying to pull them off my chest. They are so uncomfortable. When anything touches them they hurt so bad. How can I make them feel better until the milk dries up?

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Kate CP - posted on 04/10/2011

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Cold cabbage leaves in your bra. Or, if you don't have those, soak some diapers in water and freeze them and use those as compresses in your bra. Also try taking antihistamines as they have a tendency to cause milk supply to dry up.

Joanna - posted on 04/10/2011

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It sounds like you are engorged. Put cabbage leaves between your breast and your bra. Leave them there until they wilt. As strange as it sounds it works really well. If it is unbearable, you can express just enough milk to relieve the pressure. Don't express too much because your body will respond and make more. You can also use cold compresses.

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Amy - posted on 04/10/2011

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i am trying the cabbage leaves cause i had some in the fridge. boy they are cold... hope it works. thanks girls!

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