Talk

Advanced search

Help! Pisition to clear a blocked duct?

(4 Posts)
FutureNannyOgg Tue 16-Aug-11 11:13:29

I think I have a blocked duct, on the side of the breast near the armpit, its sore, a bit hard and the skin is red. How do I position DS to best drain it? Is it his chin that needs to point towards the dodgy bit? He's 1 so pretty easy to feed from funny angles.

japhrimel Tue 16-Aug-11 12:15:17

Yep, chin.

Some say it won't help as ducts don't go in a straight line, but I found it worked wonders. What I did was lay DD on the bed and kneel over her, with hr chin pointed towards the blockage. Cleared it straight away!

buttonmoon78 Tue 16-Aug-11 13:29:11

I had this with ds last week (though he's only 4wks so a slight difference!).

I found that rugby ball hold helped.

FutureNannyOgg Tue 16-Aug-11 14:00:19

Thanks, rugby ball works even better when they are big enough to sit next to you on the sofa facing the opposite way. Thanks ladies.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now