Re: engorgement question.
Hopefully this time around the engorgement won't be so bad- every breastfeeding experience and every baby is different, right? If you do run into trouble, this link on a technique called reverse pressure softening may help: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/moth...oft_cotterman/
There is no need to empty the breast in between feedings. That's some of the most unhelpful widely disseminated advice out there! First of all, you can't actually empty the breast because milk is always being produced. The more you take out, the more your body makes and the faster it makes it. Second, for most moms, all that is necessary to maintain production is to nurse the baby on demand (or at least 10-12 times a day if the mom has a sleepy or non-demanding newborn).
Did you have IV fluids the first time round? They can contribute to engorgement and latch issues.
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