Hello. I am so happy that I found this site. I can really really use some help. I just delivered my little girl on Christmas Day and was really happy to know I could breast feed! I had breast implants a few years back along with inverted nipple repair (didn't think about the consequence since I didn't plan for children). So when I saw things working I was thrilled! Here's my problem:
I'm engorged...a lot. It's considerable, it's flaming hot and they are big. I just noticed it last night so it's only been 24 hours how. But I am able to express milk (with fingers and pump) from the left side. There's nothing at all from the right and that side hurts worse.
The lactation consultant said to keep nursering her on the right first and it will just come. I am not so sure and she's fussy more frequently today like nursing isn't giving her what she needs so she's hungry right away after she's done.
I just don't want to risk any infection or other troubles on the right side. I've heard hot pack, cold pack, pump it and/or leave it. I tried the hot pack with no results. Massage with no results. Pumping with no results.
Anybody out there have any ideas. I'm miserable and just want what's best for my baby. Thanks!