Milk coming-in

In the first few days after the birth (between around day 2 and day 5), you might experience physidogical engorgement. This is the increased blood circulation in the breasts, and the secretion of more lymphatic fluid. Your breasts can feel hard, swollen and warm, and may be slightly red. Some women find that their breasts feel uncomfortable; other women barely notice any such change. This initial engorgement is a positive sign as it tells you that your milk is "coming in". Usually, the feeling that your breasts are hard, warm and "full" passes after a few hours.

Continue to breastfeed frequently and unrestrictedly. The physiologic engorgement does not mean that you have an oversupply and it is important to have the baby frequently drain the breast to avoid problems with a pathologic engorgement.

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