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Milk blister advice please

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Gincognito Mon 05-Sep-11 18:59:25

I think I've developed a milk blister. Thought it was just a blocked duct at first but my nipple feels like it's been bitten and I can see a small white spot. Feeding/expressing doesn't seem to be shifting it and the area behind the blockage is getting more and more tender.

I'm worried my boob is going to explode! More realistically wink I'm concerned about another bout of mastitis, which I had last week in the other breast. I'm off for a hot bath soon; is there anything else I can do?

crikeybadger Mon 05-Sep-11 21:29:31

Here's the kellymom link about milk blisters with a few more suggestions in case you haven't seen it.

Hope you feel better soon. smile

organiccarrotcake Mon 05-Sep-11 21:46:31

Oh yes, I was going to post that link as it's very comprehensive. You poor thing, that can be soooo painful sad

Hope it clears up soon. xx

Gincognito Mon 05-Sep-11 22:32:29

Thanks both. It really feels like one thing after another at the moment - as I said I had mastitis (luckily taken care of quickly by antibiotics) the other week and now this. sad Not totally sure yet but I think this looks like it's going the same way as the familiar flueyness is creeping back.

Ah, it's all for the greater good really as it means that ds is finally cutting down on his seemingly endless appetite for milk! He's just such a dramatically happier baby than he used to be and the answer to any and every upset is no longer the boob. smile He's 10 months btw.

organiccarrotcake Mon 05-Sep-11 22:40:46

Oh that's not much fun sad

Definately worth aggressively fighting the milk blister and blockage - you may be able to avoid the antibiotics.

Gincognito Mon 05-Sep-11 22:45:33

Yes I know. I hated taking the first course but two in quick succession would be crap. I've dug the Epsom salts out the cupboard! Ta again.

Graciescotland Mon 05-Sep-11 22:48:08

I had this, awful. A Mnetter suggested poking it with a steralised needle which I did and then I managed to express seven ounces, normally I'd get two! My medela bottle runneth over! I never had leaky boobs before then but after my home piercing it leaked when boobs were full/ feeding from the other side. Stopped leaking after about three months.

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