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Old 04-05-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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clogged milk duct?

OK, I have had a clogged milk duct before but yesterday I felt a lump, I tried everything for messaging, squeezing, hot shower, hot pack, hot pad, my hubby messaging & squeezing while I nurse & not nurse, pumping but this lump will not go away & it's very painful!!! It got a little smaller though. My baby doesn't want to nurse on that side because nothing is coming out. I don't know what to do & I'm afraid it will get worse - I don't want mathsitis! Any suggestions?


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Old 04-05-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: clogged milk duct?

Just keep up at trying to massage it out. You do not want mastitis you are right.

Also keep doing all of the other things. Nursing, pumping,...

I had my husband massage it when I was under the hot shower. It hurt so bad but it finally broke loose.

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:41 AM   #3
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Keep working it and trying to get your LO to nurse. Make sure you are massaging all the way from your armpit down. Take ibuprofen to help with the pain/swelling. After you have nursed/pumped as much as possible you can apply cool to help with the swelling. Try going bra-less if possible, avoid underwires.
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