II. Indications

  1. Discontinuation of Breast Feeding

III. Course

  1. Engorgement resolves within 1 week
  2. May result in low grade fever

IV. Management: General Methods

  1. Symptomatic Engorgement Relief
    1. Ice packs held to Breast
    2. Frozen Cabbage Leaves inside bra
  2. Tight bra (no longer recommended)

V. Precautions

  1. Avoid Medications (e.g. Bromocriptine) for suppression
    1. Risk of Hypotension
    2. Risk of Cerebrovascular Accident

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