When Will The Breasts Recover After Weaning?
I was weaning for almost 4 days when it didn’t go flat
Thank you for the question.
Weaning should ideally be done in stages. Because the mammary glands in the breast work regulated by hormones in the body whose production fluctuate is influenced by many factors. Weaning suddenly does not only make the baby shocked and tends to be more fussy. This action can also make the body do not have enough time to adjust the changes in the production of this hormone. As a result, breast milk will continue to be produced, and will trigger inflammation when not breastfed. This inflammation can have a variety of symptoms, ranging from swelling, pain, even lumps, fever, and chills.
To overcome this condition, you try to do the following:
Wean your child slowly, for example by reducing the frequency of feeding, from initially 3 hours, to 5 hours, 7 hours, 9 hours, and so on until it stops altogether
If your child is no longer breastfeeding at this time, breastfeed your milk with a reduced frequency of a little (like the guide above)
Compress your breasts with warm water when it feels swollen and uncomfortable
Also use a comfortable bra
Make your mind more calm, don't worry or stress excessively
Get enough rest
Always keep your breast area clean
Do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription
With the above efforts, often the condition of the breasts will recover in 1 to 2 weeks without the need for special handling. However, if the steps above have not been successful, you can check with yourself to a doctor, obstetrician, or lactation counselor to be given further treatment. If deemed necessary, some types of suppressor drugs for milk production can also be prescribed by the doctor if it is felt necessary.
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