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Management of breast engorgement

Management of breast engorgement

Breast engorgement is a situation that can complicate lactation at the time of its establishment. It appears during the onset of lactogenesis II and can endanger the continuation of lactation. What is lactogenesis II? Lactogenesis is the physiological process in which the ability to secrete milk is developed, which is divided into 3 phases: Lactogenesis I, secretory initiation. This occurs during gestation. Lactogenesis II, secretory activation. This begins immediately after delivery, reaching its maximum peak at 48-72 hours, and is…

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Breast engorgement

Breast engorgement

In another post we explained the coming in of mature milk after colostrum: this is a physiological process and takes place 24-48 hours after birth. But this process can come with complications and become a painful problem. Today we will talk about breast engorgement and how to solve it. But let’s start from the beginning: What is breast engorgement? Engorgement is an accumulation of liquids: liquid, blood, and plasma in your breast in the first days after birth. The blocked…

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Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

In this post we talked about breast ingurgitation and how it can affect breastfeeding the first days of life of the baby or in case of mother-baby separation. In it we talked about the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS), in this post we want to give you more information on how it is done.   What is the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS)? It is a type of massage that can help to decongest the area of the areola when it presents…

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