breast engorgement

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1. distention of a body part or organ with blood or other fluids.
breast engorgement swelling of the breast due to an increase in blood and lymph supply as a precursor to lactation.

breast en·gorge·ment

(brest en-gōrj'mĕnt)
Condition in which maternal breasts become tensely swollen. This usually occurs on the third or fourth day postpartum. Management includes easing maternal discomfort and ensuring that baby feeds effectively.
[Fr. engorger, to fill to excess]