Treatments for breast engorgement during lactation

Helen H. M. Snowden, Mary J. Renfrew, Mike Woolridge

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    National surveys have shown that painful breasts are the second most common reason for giving up breastfeeding in the first two weeks after birth in the UK. One factor contributing to such pain can be breast engorgement. Views differ as to how engorgement arises, although restrictive feeding patterns in hospital are likely to have contributed in the past. These differing views are reflected in the range of solutions offered to treat engorgement in breastfeeding mothers and these treatments are assessed in this review.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)CD000046
    JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2005


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