When the milk “comes in” you will notice that your breasts feel swollen, hot and are also a little painful.
To alleviate this, you can place cooling cottage cheese compresses on your breasts.
Or you can use a disposable nappy which has been saturated with water and placed in the freezer.
By carefully expressing the excess milk by hand, you can likewise release the tension. Generally, you should do this before every nursing session during the early stages of breastfeeding.
Your baby will find it much easier to drink from a breast which is not overfull and hard.
And make sure your baby feeds regularly! This prevents painful plugged milk ducts.