Re: Sick and tired of sore breasts
hi mama, i'm not sure what you're describing. are you saying your nipples are sore, like from a bad latch? or that you're feeling engorged/full because DD is eating less frequently than she used to?
if engorged, i can see why with the 9 hours straight! usually the advice is to pump/express just enough to be less uncomfortable, and pretty quickly your supply will regulate. BUT: even though you're "exploring" solids, make sure you always nurse first! under 1, solids are just for fun: texture, exploration, etc. so if you've suddenly started nursing less because she's eating more, you can easily switch that pattern back and get the milk flowing again.
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