Monday, May 4, 2009

Mommy Tips: ENGORGEMENT...Just call me Dolly!

I've never been a morning person.  Alarms don't do much for me other than give me the chance to hit the snooze button 5 times.  But let me tell you something, when your boobs feel like two bazookas about to explode off your chest, that'll wake you up out of the deepest sleep - no problem.  Just call me Dolly!  It's all worth it though for my Junebug to get the best.

  • Breastfeed frequently, 8-12 times every 24 hours
  • Apply moist warmth to the breast for 10 minutes before feedings
  • Hand express or use a breast pump to soften the areola and extend the nipple before feedings
  • Apply cold packs for 10 minutes after feedings
  • Wear a nursing bra, 24 hours every day
  • Use an over-the-counter "aspirin free" pain reliever

1 comment:

  1. Wow...I had no idea! And really, that picture says it all... :)