Breast Engorgement

Breast Engorgement

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Breast engorgement occurs in the mammary glands due to expansion and pressure exerted by the synthesis and storage of breast milk. It can be a cause of mastodynia. Engorgement usually happens when the breasts switch from colostrum to mature milk (often referred to as when the milk "comes in"). However, engorgement can also happen later if lactating women miss several nursings and not enough milk is expressed from the breasts. It can be exacerbated by insufficient breastfeeding and/or blocked milk ducts. When engorged the breasts may swell, throb, and cause mild to extreme pain.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136521202
  • 9786136521206