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 boobs 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?
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 boobs knowing what they were doing though. lol It wasn't painful after that week where my boobs felt engorged. Don't use cabbage leaves, that will reduce how much you're making. Ice packs might help though.
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!
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