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.
It's a kind of conversation between breast and baby that they both expect will go like this: Breast: . What if I become engorged and my baby isn't a newborn?.
With normal fullness, the breast and areola (the darker area around the nipple) remain soft and Engorgement typically begins on the 3rd to 5th day after birth, and subsides within 12-48 . J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs.