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Old 08-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #4
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Re: Clogged duct & mastitis

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Originally Posted by Connor View Post
Have you tried nursing in a position where baby's chin is pointed towards the clog? Many women have found lecithin to be helpful for recurring plugged ducts. It helps to make the milk less "sticky" and flow through easier.
This. I had a few clogged ducts with my first child and this made a world of difference. None of them turned into mastitis, I just used warm compresses, massage, and changed up the position. When I pointed his chin toward the clog, I could actually feel a slight "tugging" in that area and I'm convinced it is what really helped things along. And it's a very simple thing to change, too.
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