Be sure to breastfeed at least 8 times in 24 hours, and in addition, after nursing, pump both sides for about minutes. Try to start doing that within 12 hours of the birth. The extra stimulation should help your milk come in much faster. Good luck! Breastfeeding After a Cesarean In the United States, nearly one in three births is a cesarean birth. Many of these cesareans are unexpected, so it is a good idea for the expectant mother to become informed and educated about the . Breast engorgement may also occur. Your breasts may feel hard to the touch. You may see swelling and feel pressure, discomfort, or pain for up to 10 days after delivery. Breast swelling can cause you to get a fever and have muscle aches. Although engorgement can be uncomfortable, it helps your body decrease breast milk production.