is it supposed to hurt this bad?

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Registered: 10-29-2007
is it supposed to hurt this bad?
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Wed, 06-18-2008 - 1:20pm
omg it has/had been less than 24 hours and i was in SOOO much pain! ive been using the cabbage leaves but holy crap! and theyre hard as rocks and im pretty sure i have a breast infection coming from the way i feel. i just pumped for 5min and got 4oz from each side. it feels a lil better but not tons, and are sharp, quick
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Registered: 03-14-2008
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 7:21pm

Did you quit cold turkey? Becuase I did, and that is just about the way I felt. Are you crushing the veins in the cabbage leaves? You should also use ice packs, and you could try sudafed. If you have any other questions let me know. Good luck, and hope you feel better.


Kerry

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Registered: 10-29-2007
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 1:02am
yea pretty much cold turkey. i pumped for a few minutes 3x today just cuz i couldnt bare it anymore. yea i crush the leaves in my hand. i think i might tell the doc i wanna go on birth control, just to help dry my milk up. i go tomorrow for my 6 week check up. thats supposed to reduce your milk supply right? blahhhh
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Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker
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Registered: 03-14-2008
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 8:59am
I think birth control will help, but I am not sure. It does get easier and you will still leak for a while, but the pain and discomfort will start to go away. If you have to pump, just pump for like 1-2 minutes, you would be suprised how much just that little amount of time will help.
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Registered: 01-28-2008
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 10:45am
Hope you feel better. If you are feeling unbearable pain, just pump little to relieve the pressure.

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Thu, 06-19-2008 - 2:07pm

Ah, you are a brave woman.

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