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Breastfeeding, heavy breasts, not much milk in breasts, pain. Causes for symptoms?

i am a nursing baby is 2 weeks breasts get heavier and painful but my doctor says there is no abundant milk with you,when i ask her about the reason for my baby sucking for a long time for about 2 hours and even then she feels hungry.i cant understand the reason why my breasts get heavier without milk.what is the cause for my problem and how can i solve it.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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This condition is known as breast engorgement. This is a normal physiological phenomenon due to increased milk production and it gets aggravated if the baby does not suckle properly... Once engorgement is obvious then the baby may find it difficult to suckle at breast, thats why the baby has difficulty in feeding...
It can be managed by giving hot water massage to breast before feeding and cold compresses after feeding to reduce swelling and pain/express the breast milk manually or by breast pump if the engorgement is more till the baby can suckle. The breast feeding should be continued, if breast feeding is stopped the condition will become worse.
If there is any fever it means there is infection and it needs treatment with an antibiotic...
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