Clogged duck situation

by Mandy
(Minnesota)

I just recovered from mastitis. I was very sick and in a lot of pain. I was a full time pumper and just weaned myself off of pumping all together. I noticed yesterday I have a clogged duck. I don't know how to get rid of it since I am done pumping and I am afraid it will turn to mastitis again!

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Jun 27, 2011
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Plugged milk ducts
by: Tracy

Hi Mandy

Here are some things you can try...

- Take a warm shower and massage the plugged area from the top of the breast towards the nipple. Do this as often as you can.

- Stay away from tight fitted bras, or bras with under-wire.

- Use a cold compress on the area to relieve pain.

- Drink plenty of fluid and at least 8 glasses of plain water daily.

- As a last resort you can try therapeutic ultrasound at your local physiotherapy office. (2 watts/cm2, continuous, for five minutes to the affected area, once daily for two days.)

Hope this helps!

Aug 01, 2014
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Weaning because of medication
by: Anonymous

I have to wean my 7 month old son because I have to take strong medication for my hyper thyroid. So I have to do it fairly quick.

I went off one feed a day. Of course a mastitis has developed. I have bad body pain, fever and a very sore breast. I went to the doctor and they gave me antibiotic. My son is refusing the infected breast. So I am expressing now. I read so much now and I am really confused what to do.

Should I express until the breast is empty or just to take some pressure away? Should I cool or warm my breast?

There is not much information about this situation, weaning because of medication. I don't want to stop, but I have to in crease the doses to get my thyroid back into balance.

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