I intentionally wrote the title of this blog in ALL CAPS because that is just how aggressive it feels to be engorged. As I type this, my head is shaking as I think back on this PAINFUL post-labor experience. I was 3 days post labor when I woke up with my right breast as hard as a rock. It took only seconds to research and learn about this thing called "engorgement." Basically, it happens when your milk ducks get clogged (*you can insert a very long professional definition here, but you get the point lol*). Long story short, my milk ducks were full, but no milk would come out. While there are tons of ways to navigate this very painful space, for me it took 2-3 weeks of literally squeezing milk out of my breast during hot showers and purchasing a Lactation Massager...and a WHOLE LOT OF PRAYER! During this 2-3 week journey, my breast literally turned a bruised color and my nipple flattened (making it impossible to breastfeed from that side). It was painful, frustrating and aggravating, but when it was over, it was OVER!