When you go to sleep, don't wear anything on your top half. Then, lay on your back with a pillow right underneath your breasts, the pillow only needs to be tall enough so that the blanket won't touch your nipples. Sleep like this overnight.
Calcium caps as recommended in conjunction with recommended dose of flaxseed oil caps. Also wild yam cream.
For swollen tender breasts due to pms I have found 1200 mg of calcium and load up on the B vitamins, especially B6 which helps lessen the amount of tender breast days. I had fibrocystic breasts which were large, had breast reduction but the surgeon said I will still have the tender breasts even after having the surgery. Continuing the calcium and B vitamins.
I have suffered from breast pain due to fibrocystic breast disease for years. I wanted to share with you an accidental breast pain cure that I found. I started drinking protein shakes about a year ago. I started adding 1 tsp ground flax seed to the shakes, and noticed my breast pain went away. If I stop the flax seed, the pain returns. It is amazing what it did for me. Whole flax seed is not digestible, so it must be ground, and you can purchase it in most grocery stores, including Super Target. It is not very expensive. I keep mine in the freezer since it takes months to go through one package. A teaspoon a day is all it took for my breast pain to disappear. You can sprinkle it on yogurt, cereal, ice cream, fruit, or anything else you can think of.
After suffering very painful breast tenderness for 20 days out of every 30 I started to take calcium supplements - 1200mg per day, I read in a medical journal that this reduced symptoms for some women and it worked! Now only have to endure 2 days a month.
Also for engorged breasts- if not breastfeeding. I found getting a flat bed sheet rolling it up and placing the middle just around your breasts. Have someone tie it as tight as you can stand it wear for couple hours or overnight. It really does help!! Also the cabbage is the best!!!
After years of suffering from breast tenderness I finally tried the raw cabbage leaf remedy. Within 3 hours I noticed that most of the tenderness was gone and by morning I was much better. I would highly recommend it.
Unfortunately I suffer from fibrocystic breasts that act up with really painful tenderness. Heat and heating pads do NOT help, only ice (believe it or not). Wrap a ziploc bag filled with ice if you do not have a ice bag (crushed ice is best for comfort) but wrap the bag with a hand towel and place over your tender breasts and take an OTC ibuprofen dose and relax and try not to change positions once you find one that relieves and/or lessens the pain. I went to the doctor for mine the last time and about cried when he did the exam and he came back in and told me my breasts were full of fibrous muscle tissue and minor cysts that might be rupturing. He told me heat but I found NO comfort in heat therapy and, in desperation, tried cold and ah man, I was finally able to doze off. The pain lasted about 2 days but without the ice therapy, oh I shudder to think about it.
Raw cabbage leaves applied to tender or swollen breasts will help alleviate pain. Replace the leaves as they wilt.