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    Default ouch, engorged while away on business

    Hi all,
    I have a one-year old son and I work full time, I nurse when I'm home in the evenings and weekends but stopped pumping recently. I am currently on a quick business trip without my son, and I forgot my pump. So 36 hours after my last breastfeeding session, I am totally engorged and in pain. I won't be home for another 24 hours, any suggestions? I hope I won't dry up by then, I'm not ready to be done nursing simply because I forgot the dang pump. Thanks!

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    Default Re: ouch, engorged while away on business

    Hand xpress.... even if you can't save it....

    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastf...xpression.html
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: ouch, engorged while away on business

    Any way you can find a place to buy a cheap hand pump? Otherwise, head into the shower and do as much hand expression as you can. Hang in there.

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    Default Re: ouch, engorged while away on business

    Thank you, ladies! The hand expression video was great. Can't wait to get back to my nursing boy!

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    Default Re: ouch, engorged while away on business

    Glad that it helped!
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: ouch, engorged while away on business

    You don't need to worry about drying up! I've been away on two business trips while my lo was nursing, once when she was 2 1/2 for 3 days and once when she was 3 1/2 for 5 days, both times when I came back she was able to nurse as usual!

    Hand expressing has saved me as well, especially effective when in the shower.

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