I have been battling engorgement, and have still a couple of hard lumps in myu breasts that will not go away.
I use hot compresses, I get my baby to feed at strange angles so that her chin points to the lump to draw it out.
The feeding is getting more stressful for us and the lumps are only marginally reduced for only a short period of time.
So many things interconnected: At first I was trying to wake her because she was sleeping a lot. Then I was told to let her sleep and let her tell me when to feed. Then she started sleeping for longer and longer and my breasts started getting engorged again.
Now I am trying to wake her more. Yesterday we woke up in the night after 6 hrs! And in the day we went another 4 hrs. When she wakes up after these she is completely freaked out and starving.
Feels good to cry.