engorgement again??

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engorgement again??

For some reason just out of the blue the last two days my left breast has become engorged. I have to hand express as I lent my pump out but then it is fine. But I was just wondering if this is normal? Her feedings haven't changed and she hasn't added anymore in, I also switch back and forth between breasts, so one feeding its on the right and one feeding its on the left. I'm just not really sure why all of the sudden it would feel as if I just started breastfeeding again and only on the left side. It's very uncomfortable.

Anyone else have this happen?

Summer05's picture
Joined: 09/18/05
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Do you maybe have a blocked duct on that side? My BBs seem kinda random too, but since DS's schedule changes all the time I expect things will not settle down for quite some time. Now he's starting to sleep through the night it's sure painful in the mornings.

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Joined: 04/06/11
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Trystan has also started to sleep for five and six hours at a time at night now, so I'm waking up super full and uncomfortable. My left breast seems to fill more often, so I always let him eat off of that side first and I also pump more on that side. I think it's because when I BF him I always put him on my right first, so I think he gets pretty full on that one, and by the time I switch him to my left he's not drinking as much. This has seemed to help me out. Good luck!

Joined: 02/07/12
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She only eats off of one breast per feeding for me so she has been only eating once during the night now so that might be it. It's not painful so thats good. I'm hoping that it doesn't last very long.