1907180 tn?1329450777

Blocked milk duct?

I have a blocked milk duct and not sure what to do. What have others done?
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4484425 tn?1384228334
Hot showers or warm compresses and massaging your breast that is blocked is what I was told when I had a blocked duct.
3605625 tn?1385017548
I agree with the above, and just keep an eye on it in case it turns into mastitis. You will get a red mark on your breast and feel like you're getting a fever, you'll need antibiotics. I was told to make sure when you feed baby to make sure he completely empties one breast before starting on the next. Oh, and congrats on your little boy!!! Can't wait til its my turn.
640548 tn?1340553355
When you nurse also do compressions and try to nurse in different positions to clear the duct.
1907180 tn?1329450777
Thanks sveryoneM I did what you suggested and it is much better, almost gone. What a relief! I was worried that it was going to turn into something worse.
Avatar universal
Putting cold cabbage on it will help too
1907180 tn?1329450777
Do you cook the cabbage first?
Avatar universal
No just put it on cold out of the fridge I have heard green works better than purple cabbage! Hope this helps
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