Any remedies for swollen boobs??

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  • #6105
    Jenny!!!
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    :( Hi all, have just had a baby and my milk has ”come in”,am not breast feeding (although i think theres enough in there to feed a dozen babies) my poor boobies are soooo sore and enormous, when i am on my back i feel like theres a tonne weight pinning me to the bed, i cant sleep on my side cos the weight of one is pushing on the other, had a c-section so this added discomfort is not welcomed…anyone know of any tips or remedies for reducing swelling, how long does it last??? its only 2 1/2 years since my last baby but have forgotten it all, :roll: :roll:

    #82129
    chewieodie
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    Cabbage leaves, cabbage leaves, cabbage leaves……. the big outer ones that you must keep in the fridge. Definately helps…. put them inside your bra. Don’t know exactly what it does, but it worked for me! 😉

    #82132
    noeleenw
    Member

    i second the cabbage leaves , they are the best ever

    #82136
    noeleenw
    Member

    another tip is if you are having a shower dont let the water near them as this will encourage the milk to come in and add more pain to a painful situation 😳

    #82140
    Jedt
    Keymaster

    Yep, cabbage leaves will do the trick!!

    Put the cabbage in the fridge first to cool them down and then place a leaf in each side of your bra.

    Also, wear a soft bra without under wire and keep away from hot baths or showers. Heat will make you much more uncomfortable so keep them cool. When showering, keep your back to the water, don’t let it near your boobs.

    It will pass soon, just hang in there….

    #82143
    jeanette
    Member

    they say that eating parsley stops the milk production

    #82149
    noeleenw
    Member

    think you can get tablets to stop the milk

    #82153
    missysmum
    Member

    yup, stay away from the hot showers alright, its bad i know, but it wont last too long hopefully!

    #82163
    Taylor5
    Member

    Ah jenny congrats, sorry to hear you had a section but you will be fine. what did you have a boy or a girl?

    #82174
    MUMMY5
    Member

    Not the thinking on how to do it but it always worked for me when I was stopping breastfeeding. I stopped feeding suddenly, but I expressed a little to relieve the ‘pain’ but lessened it day by day. took a few days to get to none but it didn’t hurt and was in no pain. Just a slower, natural way to stop.

    #82279
    Happymammy
    Member

    Hey Jen big congrats! Mine where like that aswell!! And i had big lumps under my armpits on both my post pregnancies when my milk arrived! OUCH! Take ponston and try not to move them.
    Absolutely no stimulation ie, rubbing, lyn on them, anything warm at all! dont stand under the shower keep your back to the water and dont have a bath this makes your boobs huge!! Oh i dont envy you, the cabbage leaves are a savour, keep them in a lunch box in your fridge. Then pop them in with your breast pad and it draws out the milk, the first night i had to sleep with a big towel aroung me aswell lolololol But after 2/3 days the milk stopped producing. Best of luck hun x

    #82356
    Jenny!!!
    Member

    Ah jenny congrats, sorry to hear you had a section but you will be fine. what did you have a boy or a girl?

    Thanks Taylor, i have had two previous sections so i knew i was having another one, its not nice but baby has to come out somehow, and we now have 3 beautiful girls.

    Thanks for all the tips girls, am nearly past that stage now thank god. Oh the joys. its all worth it in the end tho.

    #82365
    Taylor5
    Member

    God love you poor dh in a house with 4 women 😆 😆 😆 you will have to try for the boy 😉

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