Engorgement, Clogged Ducts, and Mastitis

What it is, and what to do about it

Engorgement is that feeling when your breasts are rock solid and probably painful and tender. Typically it happens…

  • Getting baby to breastfeed to effectively drain the breasts of milk
  • Warm/cold compresses, whichever gives most relief
  • Warm shower where you express only enough to give a little relief (or alternatively you could pump out enough to give relief)
  • Tylenol or ibuprofen to help with pain
  • Cabbage leave compresses will help to dry you up a little (However caution with this remedy as overuse of this product will cause you to dry up too much)