Breast engorgement is a problem that is common in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. Once your baby is born, your breasts are given a signal to start.
Brand new baby? Tight, full breast? Baby having trouble latching on? You probably have “first week engorgement.” And there may be some simple solutions.
Skin to skin newborn, close-up of breastfeeding showing good latch Position your baby with his chest.
Allow baby to finish the first breast before offering the other side. Engorgement typically begins on the 3rd to 5th day after birth, and subsides.