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Breast Pain with Weaning

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breast pain with weaning

Visitor Question: I’ve been trying to wean my little girl, who is one year old, slowly, and my breasts seemed to be reacting fine, then we both got the flu, and I thought I should nurse her more to help her immunities. Well, now I’m in pain, but not engorged. How should I handle this?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: What a great way to get through flu season by giving her an immunity boost!

Now it is most important to make sure you have not developed a breast infection. You can check for common symptoms here.

If not, the pain may be due to weaning again. Try alternating hot and cold compresses when you can to help with pain. It should subside fairly soon.

Good luck!


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