Use cold packs after a feed to reduce inflammation.
If you are away from your baby or somewhere where you are unable to breastfeed, you can relieve the pressure of engorgement by using a silicone milk catcher briefly. However, prolonged use of a milk catcher may make your 'too much milk' problem worse and possibly damage your nipples.
If you find you are often engorged, you might like to:
Allow your baby to feed for as long and as often as they want to, rather than time the feeds.
Start each feed on alternate breasts, so your breasts are drained equally.
Wake your baby for a feed if your breasts become full and uncomfortable (especially during the night).
Ensure your baby is positioned and attached correctly, to maximise the amount of milk they are getting.
If your engorgement is severe
Even with frequent feeding, some mums’ breasts continue to feel very full. The suggestions above may still be useful. If your engorgement is severe, you may find it helpful to use a breast pump to completely empty your breasts.
If your breasts continue to fill up quickly after feeds, it may be taking a little longer than usual for them to match your baby’s needs. You may have an oversupply.