||[Oct. 19th, 2011|01:21 pm]
35+ Moms with new babies
Here's an uncomfortable question... literally. Online searches turn up plenty of information about the START of lactation, and how to keep it going when there's a problem -- but what about getting it to STOP when the factory's shut down?|
My daughter turns 5 tomorrow. She hasn't had breastmilk for almost 4 years. But my breasts still periodically get feeling engorged, thankfully not to leakage but definitely achy and uncomfortable and there's a general nervousness along with it. Sometimes it's almost logical -- my daughter crying will trigger it. It seems to be worse when I wear a too-tight bra. (No wonderbra for me!) But mostly there's no clue to anything I can avoid or do to prevent it.
If I weren't on medication, I'd see if it would help to pump & donate -- but I can't give my migraine meds to an infant.
Neither my OB nor my regular doctor thought it was anything worth doing anything about --but they're not living with it. I wondered if anyone in lj land has any similar experience or suggestions. I can't even decide if I should mention this to the doctor(s) again.