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Anyone else's boobs huge and hard and engorged?? I don't know if it's because it's the second time around and my boobs just kicked into action or what because she is nursing a ton! I am afraid of getting clogged ducts or mastisis. I am doing the cold packs on there before nursing and handexpressing after some feedings. I just want my body to regulate!!

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Not here. This is actually the first time I haven't had engorgement. The nurse at the hospital said I might not because it's only been about a year since I stopped nursing DD2. Hope you get some relief soon!

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yep! Right there with ya - I hate this part of it! I truly believe that the second time your body just remembers what to do because mine came in fast and furious! I'm pumping a bit in between feedings just to relieve it a little, which has actually been nice because ds got to feed her and he enjoyed that. And I think I must've already had a clogged duct because she couldn't even latch onto my left one the other night because I was so full, I pumped and pumped the next morning and finally it starting streaming again and it felt SO much better! I didn't really have these problems the first go around that I can remember.

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When my milk came in, I was engorged with the first & with my second baby. Hang in there, I started to regulate after about a week to 2 weeks. The good news is that you don't need to worry about your milk supply if your little one is nursing well! Congrats! I would just keep doing the compresses and also if you feel a knot, massage that area the best you can when you nurse.