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nursemama23 02-01-2013 02:33 PM

Clogged duct?
Started yesterday with what I thought was a clogged duct, large hard knot/rope on the top of my left breast. No redness or warmth to touch, no fever. The thing is, its only minimally painful. When I've had a clogged duct in the past it was much more painful (and I was able to find the clog on my nipple and unclog it. Could it just be I caught it quick? Using heat, massage and nursing/pumping frequently.

abunchoflemons 02-01-2013 03:04 PM

Re: Clogged duct?
Sounds like plugged duct....

Teexie 02-01-2013 06:16 PM

Mine have started like that sometimes. Hope you can take care of it soon!

evasimone 02-01-2013 06:58 PM

Re: Clogged duct?
I had one that was only a bit uncomfortable. It sounds like your doing all the right stuff. I took tons of hot baths and massaged, i also applied a hot compress prior to every pump. Within 24 hours I had unclogged it.

organicmama10 02-02-2013 11:23 PM

Definitely try hot compress, baths/showers, and bf or pump frequently. I experienced it with DS and the first time it went away after a couple of days. DS took care of it but it came back. I think it wasn't completely gone because it came back a few weeks later. I tried to have DS feed on that side first especially when he's really hungry (ie following naps). It helped to keep that side going. Even though it unplugged, the production was never the same on that side. Interestingly, it seems normal now with dd.

Connor 02-03-2013 12:35 AM

Also nurse in a position (like you on all fours) so that baby's chin points towards the clog, it'll help to pull directly from that area.

nursemama23 02-03-2013 02:08 AM

It seems much better today. When I pumped earlier it seemed like my supply is coming back .(made so lactation cookies today JIC). Thanks!

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