Breast engorgement in lactating women is recognized as a common phenomenon, especially during the immediate postpartum period. It is especially common when the timing of breastfeeding is limited, the infant has difficulty latching on or sucking, or the mother is separated from her newborn (Mangesi and Zakarija-Grkovic 2016). These situations may result in incomplete emptying and engorgement of the breasts, which in turn increases the probability of pain, inflammation, frank mastitis, sore and cr…

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