Engorgement already?

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Registered: 10-21-2002
Engorgement already?
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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:26pm

Anyone else having breast engorgement already? Ive been noticing in the last 2 weeks..that not only am I leaking..But by breasts are swelling a lot and you can actually feel the milk ducks all swollen..If I massage them to relieve

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:42pm

I'm not engorged or anything. Actually, my bbs havent even gotten much bigger this pregnancy. The only thing I've noticed is that my nipples are WAY darker and they have cracked a few times. I know lots of women tho who have leaked a ton in the 3rd trimester so I would say it's normal!

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:52pm

I know leaking even a large amount is normal this far into pregnancy..but literally if I don't manually empty them every 2 hrs they hurt so bad..I guess It's just the curse of the boobies or something..LOL..

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:52am

Mine leak too.

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 11:27am

I think mine are.

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 1:24am
No leaking here, though I've gone from a 34C to a 34D!
DH is sure enjoying the view! LOL

And like Kate said, my nipples have gotten very dark and much larger.

I know in some of the breastfeeding material I was giving by my doc's office, they say that if you soak your breasts in a bowl or tub of warm water, the milk will leak out into the water and relieve engorgement. Maybe that would work better than hand expressing every couple hours?
- Caroline

* Wife of Eric (July 28, 2007)

* Proud Mommy of Allison Kathleen (April 14, 2007)

* Expecting another BABY GIRL on September 16, 2011

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 4:20pm

Actually I have done the hot bath/shower thing and to no avail..I've spoken with my OB about it and he said there may be a correlation to my symptoms and the medication I am taking...Ive been taking antibiotics for a few weeks now to alleviate symptoms of a bladder infection and it doesnt seem to help although it has cause me to also get a sinus infection and a yeast infection..So Im hoping now that Ive quit taking the anitibiotics my body will start taking care of itself.

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