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    Default Teething Causing Engorgement!

    Ow!

    So K has been working on those molars and a few incisors (looks like everyone is popping in at once) Last night, I kid you not, she woke up every hour and nursed every hour. This morning she showed the usual signs of a tooth about to break the surface: stuffiness, and a slight fever. Me? I'm engorged! Righty is killing me. She's all lumpy and tender and just unhappy! Lefty's about to join her. Here's the kicker, I no longer pump at work so I don't have my pump with me and it's only 9:30! Gosh, I'm gonna be in for a rough day.

    Should I hand express? I'm hesitant to do that because every time I've done it I end up more engorged. Dunno what to do.

    Has anyone else gone through this?

    ETA: What I thought was engorgement isn't. It's just righty with the lumps and the pain. Arggh. What to do?
    Last edited by @llli*mothersky; November 14th, 2007 at 08:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Teething Causing Engorgement!

    Yes, you should hand express! If you are in pain, you might have a plugged duct and getting some of the milk (and hopefully the clog) out will help.

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    Default Re: Teething Causing Engorgement!

    Quote Originally Posted by I-Man's Momma View Post
    Yes, you should hand express! If you are in pain, you might have a plugged duct and getting some of the milk (and hopefully the clog) out will help.
    !!!

    Better to end up with a temporary increase in milk supply than plugged ducts.

    Need links to sites with hand expression videos / instructions? If so I can be back in a few with the links.
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    I have the links RG thanks Sheesh, I hate being sick.

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    I totally feel your pain, as I am currently going through the exact same thing, though Rielly-Anne is only 11 months. I have actually been pumping a bit during the day, which relieves me some. I was doing that anyway so she could have some bm in cup with her meals, but it does make me feel a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandila View Post

    I totally feel your pain, as I am currently going through the exact same thing, though Rielly-Anne is only 11 months. I have actually been pumping a bit during the day, which relieves me some. I was doing that anyway so she could have some bm in cup with her meals, but it does make me feel a little better.
    sucks!

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