What is breast engorgement?
Breast engorgement simply means hard, swollen, and painful breasts. It happened when too much breast milk accumulates in the milk ducts. You can note that this has happened when your breasts become big, tight, lumpy, and tender. A swelling occurs that travels right to your armpit. When this happens, the veins on the surface of your breasts pop out. It is most common when your baby is a newborn.