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How can I treat engorgement of the breasts after getting rid of my child’s nighttime feedings?

When he was about 15 months old, I decided to wean my baby off of breastfeeding. With that said, I decided to keep nursing him to sleep at night. Just last night I decided I want to be done nursing, and so I have not nurses him tonight or last night, but I am starting to feel slight engorgement and need some advice on how to treat it. Any advice?

  • Kieli
    Dec 25, 2018

    When I felt that way I would take a warm shower and just stand with the water hitting my breast. Or you could try pumping a little out to relieve pressure

  • Jessica
    Dec 25, 2018

    Pump for just a few minutes with massage

  • Jessica
    Dec 25, 2018

    And cabbage leaves dried me up really quickly as well as relieved the pain

  • Anonymous
    Dec 25, 2018

    Try to avoid pumping, if you release milk it’s telling your body baby is still eating. The most id release is just a little in the shower. For pain, I used cabbage leaves and after it got really bad I used ice packs. Should only last a few days!

  • Anonymous
    Dec 25, 2018

    I pumped once or twice a few times a day for a few minutes only and it only took about 5 days to dry up. Also did cabbage. It made me feel sooo much better. Showers will stimulate the nipples in the same way. But at least you can save a little bit of that milk with pumping 👏🏻