I'm hoping you can help me out! I'm a new mom. My baby is 5 days old and I'm trying to stick to breastfeeding....He had trouble latching on in the hosital due to my flat nipples and I was given a nipple shield to use (which is working fine). Now my milk is coming in and I'm sooo uncomfortable!! I was told nipple shield may decrease milk supply and I should pump daily. I've been pumping, and the engorgement subsides temporarily. I'm wondering if overpumping can lead to increased or PROLONGED engorgement? My baby is getting plenty. Well, he lost 8 ounces when we left the hospital, but at the last Md's, his weight is going in the right direction. wet diapers and stools are adequate.
So, how should I be relieving this engorgement? PUMP alot and freeze or just enough to make it more comfortable??
ANY advice would be great. THANKS