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blocked duct?

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#1 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Ds is 13 months, we are feeding regularly but sometimes during a busy day we will go a lot longer between feeds now, the last day or so I have a really sore spot on one side only, assuming this is a blocked duct.  Is there anything I can do to help it?  I usually massage any lumpy, sore bits in the shower but is there anything else I should be doing?  


#2 noi'mnot

Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

Here is a link to an ABA article about blocked ducts. Make sure you treat it (feed lots from that side, massage the lump towards the nipple, etc) because it's no good when they turn into mastitis!

#3 DM. 2012

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

In addition to massaging in the shower I put a heat pack on and massaged after that too. Also, I took a Herron Blue (like Neurofen). I found that hand expressing didn't hurt like feeding did.

#4 ubermum

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

Also check your nipples. Make sure there is not any white spots anywhere. I had a blockage and I massaged and used heat packs, everything I could think of. Nothing worked. After I tried expressing I noticed a tiny pin prick white spot on my nipple. I picked it with a finger nail and spurted milk 30cm or so.

#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Thankyou, will check out the link also, really not wanting to get mastitis!

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