(Closed) Any tips for tender breasts?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t mean to sound harsh, but just wait till your baby is born and your milk comes in! It’s different for everyone, but I was so engorged and my boobs felt like they were on fire!  I think this is your body’s way of preparing you for what’s to come!

Post # 4
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@bostonmom thanks for the heads up haha

I grin and bear it and think it’s all worth it and that makes me really happy, I tell hubby no touchie

Post # 5
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I put Lansinoh (purple tube) breast cream on my nipples during the last months of pregnancy. It helped a little but I think because I rubbed it on almost every night, it helped prepare/toughen up my nipples a bit to prep them for breastfeeding time.

When the milk comes in, the engorgement is horrible, like Bostonsmom said. At that time, I used cabbage leaves to reduce swelling and though it’s not scientifically proven, more of an old wive’s tale, it really does work.  I heard you’re not supposed to do that too often (just like a couple times) or it might affect your milk supply. I did it for 2 different 10 hour periods when it was really painful.

Post # 6
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The tenderness goes away around 10 weeks for me.  There were times when I thought my nipples were on fire.  Some people say wearing a bra helps but I found the opposite to be true in my case.

Just wait it out and take some Tylenol!

Post # 7
3587 posts
Sugar bee

Mine went away at 12/13 weeks, but it seems to have come back at 18wks. 🙁 I’m now scared of this milk coming in though!

Post # 9
47 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have had 3 kids and like someone already mentioned it is different for everyone. The first thing u can do is find a really soft and really supportive bra, sometimes the pain is from unsupported breast while they chage in size and prepare for the production of milk… I found that sports bras were the best for me, no underwire. Alternating cold and warm compresses helps alot of women…. breast massages may actually help, I used to love it when my husband rub them with lotion or the lansinoh cream…. Once my milk actually started to come in after the baby was born, breast feeding and pumping regularly helped A LOT, the only time they hurt was when I didn’t feed or pump on schedule. Hope this helps…

Post # 11
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Lotion massages have helped now they they are just sore from being bigger.  

Post # 12
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m 25 weeks and they still hurt. I just suffer through it.

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