Re: 3 day old baby. Boobs rock-hard and painful. Baby losing weight. ?!*@!*
Gentle hug to you, mama! That engorgement can't be pleasant. You've received great advice from the PPs. I just want to add a few things:
1. if you are as engorged as you say, there's no reason to think you're going to land in a low supply situation. Being that engorged means you are capable of producing a lot of milk!
2. I strongly suggest seeing a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. It sounds like you could really benefit from hands-on help with latching and pumping.
3. Full-body aches and engorgement could mean that you're coming down with mastitis. So stay alert for redness or red streaks on your breast skin, for flu-like symptoms' and for aches, pains, chills, and fever.
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