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Milk dropping ♥Mommii Kaytee!! 2 kids; California 3154 posts
2nd Dec '12

Ok so I had my son this past Wednesday my milk finally dropped yesterday afternoon I'm Now in that painful stage were my boobies r rock hard and no matter how much he eats they're still hard. I have a breast pump and it works fantastic but I want my body to be able to tell and get used to how much my son eats. My b**bs hurt so bad right now and I'm just curious as to how long it nomally take for your body to adjust instead of just producing milk non stop. I HAVNT pumps because I want my body to get used to it. Any suggestions advice? What should I do?

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
2nd Dec '12

I might be wrong but isn't it engorgment when they get rock hard?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49349 posts
2nd Dec '12

Warm shower on the tatas

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65989 posts
2nd Dec '12

It took about 6 weeks for me. Can you pump and store?

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6861 posts
2nd Dec '12

It varies a bit, but I remember the worst of it being over within a week. It was pretty extreme for about 3 days. I also should mention that I was over-producing for the first 3 months. That's without pumping. I'm blaming it on that being my 4th time that my milk came in and my b**bs knowing what they were doing though. lol It wasn't painful after that week where my b**bs felt engorged. Don't use cabbage leaves, that will reduce how much you're making. Ice packs might help though.

Loretta West [+1] Due March 26 (boy); TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 7012 posts
2nd Dec '12

Mine were only rock solid for about a day, as soon as my milk came in he started cluster feeding and they went down fairly quickly but I think I just got lucky.
Good luck mama, hope they settle down soon!

♥Mommii Kaytee!! 2 kids; California 3154 posts
2nd Dec '12

Ya I can pump I've already got 6 oz from yesterday but I'm trying not to pump until my body knows how much to produce For my son if that makes any sense. So I'm
Kinda just going threw the pain till my body pulls its head outta its ass and realizes what's going on lol. They were ok yesterday. I woke up today and they were just HUGE thanks ladies hopefully it'll get better quickly. My son sleeps so much though so I sit here for what feels like hours in pain lol

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
2nd Dec '12

Mine lasted a few days. I would use a warm wash rag and hand espress enough to get comfortable. I avoided pumping because it just made it worst for me.