Early engorgement occurs with the onset of milk production, about 2 to 5 days after delivery.
Late engorgement can result from missed feedings or the inability to empty the breasts completely.
—Injury to the nipple(s) that often results from incorrect breastfeeding technique with poor positioning of infant or ineffective latching, or traumatic pumping if breast pump is set to too high of intensity or a duration of longer than 10 minutes per breast.Symptoms
—Localized area(s) in one or more milk ducts that become plugged due to a collection of milk.
This condition can result from any of the following: