S - posted on 06/07/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I had a second trimester delivery and my LO did not survive. Dealing with her death is difficult and honestly not something I want to discuss in this post so please....no condolences.
Despite everything I am VERY engorged. Obviously I have no reason to pump, express, or nurse. I've gotten more and more engorged over the past 2 days and now I'm beginning to wonder if i'm reaching the point of an infection. The pain will not go away, it may be lessened with cabbage leaves, cold compress or ibuprofen but I am unable to do anything but lay on my back, if my arm brushes past them or anything touches them they hurt like HECK. I'm beyond having parts that feel hard EVERYTHING feels hard on every single side. I've called lactation consultants at two different hospitals and neither have called back. I've gotten mixed answers as to whether I should try to pump or not but the problem is that since I haven't tried to stimulate nursing I don't get anything out but colostrum so it's unlikely I can "empty" or relieve them since I don't really have "milk" yet. Any suggestions?