Why are my breasts heavy and red?

Postnatal, Your questions

Marie, my breasts are very heavy and red, as if I just gave birth! Why is this happening? I gave birth to my son six weeks ago!

Can you help?

Thanks, Lisa-Rose


Lisa-Rose, this is called delayed engorgement, and it is very normal! To better understand what is happening to you, please read my article about breast engorgement during breastfeeding. There are many practical things you can do to help your situation.

Talk soon,

Marie

The Baby Expert 

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