Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
- Rub and massage the area while in a warm shower or bath.
- Apply moist hot packs to your breasts before feeding. The heat enables the milk ducts to open better and allows for better milk drainage.
- Use massage and heat on the affected side while you breastfeed. After applying heat and your breast is still warm, massage from your armpit down to your nipple.
- Avoid putting pressure on one area of the breast for an length of time and wear a comfortable and well fitted nursing bra.
- Get enough rest (I know that one is easier said than done!).
I rubbed and massaged it and fed Hallie frequently. I also placed a hot cloth on my breast for 10 minutes before and after I nursed. It went away. Another cool thing I found was instead of using a hot cloth which doesn't last long. Fill up a disposable diaper with hot water and wring out until it's not dripping and making a mess. Place it on your breast and the heat will last MUCH LONGER.