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Just gave birth to my daughter 4 days ago. Choose to bottle feed. My breast are very sore & are numb feeling. Need to know how to ease the pain that this is causing me.
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To ease the discomfort, nurse your baby or use a breast pump to express milk. Apply cold washcloths or ice packs to your breasts, or take a warm bath or shower. Breast milk is the best food for babies with lot's of benefits.

Anyway, if you're not breast-feeding your baby, wear a firm, supportive bra. Compressing your breasts will help stop milk production. In the meantime, don't pump your breasts or express the milk. This only tells your breasts to produce more milk.
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I'm an RN & work with moms & babies, I know about this.If you're not going to breastfeed your baby, avoid any touching or stimulating breasts.Don't let water in shower spray on them, just wipe gently/quick rinse.Take Tylenol(acetaminophen) for discomfort of engorged breasts
if needed. Only ice, no heat! Wear a snug bra (NO UNDERWIRE) 24/7 until milk has dried up & get a head of green cabbage, remove several & put in freezer. Put  a cabbage leaf around breasts in the bra frequently.When it's no longer cold, remove it, rinse it & return to freezer.Cabbage will help more than anything I've ever seen. Contact your doctor or midwife if pain worsens or any red areas appear on breasts.
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