I just learned I have breast cancer.I just had an MRI and did'nt know before hand that I would'nt be able to nurse for 48 hours because of the contrast dye- and am suddenly weaning because in the next couple of weeks I'll be having surgery, removing both breasts.It's been the most difficult thing I've had to do. Rather than nursing after the 48 hours to continue nursing for 2 more weeks, I committed to weaning.
My question is- how long can I expect engorgement? I am not pumping- just leaking sometimes.To help with the pain I'm using cabbage leaves- drinking sage tea every couple of hours and taking inbuprofen. I know engorgement can lead to mastitis-so I'm concerned with this as well.