Milk coming in causing pain?

Carrie - posted on 02/04/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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It has been a month since my baby was born - I have a few questions that have been bugging me for quite a while.

When your milk "comes in" does it cause pain? and I don't mean the first milk, or the engorgement, I mean while your breasts are filling up. One of my friends said that she uses a heating pad/warm cloth when she gets in pain like that, but I'm worried about what's causing it, and what it could mean - especially for later on when I want to wean my child etc. What should I expect? (any advice, or ideas would be very helpful).

and what can you do to prevent pain with latching on - My daughter will only latch on one way so far, but should I venture to try other ways to prevent myself from getting into more pain? and is there any way I can heal up faster while keeping dry in between feedings? (last time I didn't let it dry in between feedings it got very difficult, and didn't heal until I did let it dry.)

sorry for the many questions, I'd appreciate any info at all on any of these topics even if some of it didn't quite match. Thank you,

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Jenn - posted on 02/04/2013

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My son would also only latch on one way and I contacted our local lactation consultant and she said every child is different! As for the pain I am a small chested person so as I will be refilling my breast would hurt at times. But if you are worried its always safe to go to your dr, and be checked!

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