This morning I woke up with engorgement on one side. Lots of medium-large bumps on that side, so I have been feeding baby all day on that side, massaging the bumps, and in the hot shower, hoping to relieve some of the pressure. It feels a bit sore, especially when massaging the area. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Here's a little more info, in case it helps. My lo is 6 mo. I'm away 3 days/wk, nurse on demand the rest of the time. Mondays are my early/long day, in order to pump before I leave I get up @ 4am. I skipped that pump this week, and then my normal break was held up an extra 1/2 hour, so I fed her last @ 3 am, didn't pump til 9:30. I was very engorged & sore, but pumped a ton of milk that session anyway. I felt sick the next day, have been resting as much as possible. Better now except pumping and feeding LO is not relieving my sore & swollen, bumpy breast. What can I do?