Visitor Question: I am having pain with one of my breasts because it has milk in it and not the other and I have quit feeding. What do I do for the pain or engorgement?
Breastfeeding Magazine Response: The more abruptly that you wean a child, the more uncomfortable it will be.
However, it does not last forever. Taking a pain reliever may help. Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) are anti-inflammatory medications and they can lessen swelling and reduce your pain.
Try also to wear a comfortable bra, avoid bra’s that contain under wire.
You can also alternate warm and cold compresses. Some mothers find that this helps them a great deal.
Just don’t pump or express milk…that will just prolong the process!
Other Visitors: Any other suggestions that worked for you?