lingz: try warm compress, frequent, gentle massages, and keep having baby latch on to that breast. I hope it helps.
I woke up this morning when baby was grunting to a very wet patch on my duvet, and both my breasts painfully engorged, and rock hard very unpleasant. I had to quickly go and pump a bit to relieve the pressure.
and Lingz, how did you manage to keep your cool when your baby pooped three times while changing diapers? omg! the worse that has happened is she pooped just once while changing diapers (e.g. this morning, all over the floor). I just cleaned it up..b ut if she did it again... omg. I'd be like.. grar!
Rod: yup I'm not against FM. I think it has its benefits. but if a mother CAN produce enough milk, then a CL - of all people! - should encourage the mum to BF, and not FM! it's like, why fix it if it ain't broken?! if the mum is yes, very stressed about it, etc and truly not producing enough milk, then fine. but...
also, I think it's helpful to be reminded that sometimes babies cry and fuss not always because of hunger and wanting to feed. I used to make that mistake. first thing is always offer my breast. but sometimes when I do that I ended up overfeeding her and she vomits a whole lot of milk (some curdled!). poor baby. and I find that crying for my baby usually has to do with reflux, or gas. so I just try to hold her upright, etc. a little bit of feeding does help the gas and poop pass on.. but for reflux, more milk won't help.