Re: breast engorged but unable to pump m
can you get him to correct his latch? have you tried changing your positions, i found the football hold to be the best when i was engorged early on. i would do the boob sandwich and then as soon as he opened his mouth i would quickly guide him to the nipple. in the beginning i had really really bad pain from my lo's aggressive suck, i got his latch corrected and i would watch the clock for 5 min on each side as soon as 5 min would pass i would unlatch him and switch sides (i only had him latch for 5 min b/c the pain was great but i wanted him to remove the milk b/c i knew that we would get past the pain). i really did have intense pain but i eventually got better (for me after about 5 weeks). i kept my boobs uncovered most of the day and would dip them in warm water after feedings and put on lanolin after the boob dip and this helped me.
mom to ds daniel 12/16/09 and ben 2/27/11