Reverse Pressure Softening "how to" (for breast edema/engorgement)
Did you get a ton of IV fluids during your delivery? Did you get pitocin for induction or pitocin for other reasons - which has antidiuretic effect? Are your ankles having pitting edema from third-spacing? Does your nipple now sit flat and areola boggy but before delivery you had a wrinkling/pointy nipple?
Then you need this handout! Push your edema/engorgement back using Jean Cotterman's technique to allow baby to latch better. Pumping when you have third spacing of the areola/breast can make edema worse. Cold/warm packs before doing RPS can be helpful as well.