My Poor Sister
My sister had a baby boy on Thursday night and her milk just came in this morning. She just called me in tears because she's now engorged and her breasts hurt so bad she can't even touch them. I told her all the normal things to try; warm compresses before nursing, cold compresses after, breast massage toward the nipple, and frequent nursing in different positions. She tried pumping a little to relieve it, but she couldn't get anything out and her baby won't stay awake long enough to really help with it either. I just feel so bad for her. I'm in North Carolina and she's in Oklahoma and I know what it's like to be engorged with a newborn and no one around to help you. I wish I could be there with her. She's already talked about giving up nursing, but I'm hoping that's just the hormones and stress talking. Anyways, if anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to give them to her.
~Proud AP Mama To Natalie Ann *7/9/06* & Isabella Faith *7/6/09*~