Fewer things are more painful than becoming engorged. I can usually handle it ok until I get a kid who runs at me for a hug. Hugging hurts when you're engorged and you can't help but wince when you get a load of pressure right to the milk makers. But what can you do? Kids are so sweet and I can suck it up. However I now have a blocked duct which is extremely painful and I'm hoping it goes away soon. Breast feeding is a lot harder than I thought it would me (in so many ways!) and I get to do this for another 9 months!