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Plugged duct and other issues

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BuntyCollocks Thu 03-Jan-13 23:09:41

I have a horribly plugged duct/ducts since my milk came in 2 days ago. Dd is 5 days, and she is starting to refuse that breast, not sure if maybe the plugged duct is making it too hard to feed from? She also has a posterior tongue tie we're getting dealt with next week.

I'm sitting here pumping the affected boob with a heat pack on it - it is agony. I've also been massaging it, and offering it more often (which she will only take piddly feeds from it isn't that much of a relief!)

I'm seriously worried about her - had huge issues feeding my son, and although we're off to a better start (yes really! I actually have milk - DS never brought my milk in and it was an uphill struggle from there). Breastfeeding support have said all is looking good - her latch is good, she has wet and dirty nappies (although we're still at dark poo but not meconium which worries me too!), and she seems to be getting a good amount judging by her behavior at the breast ( swallowing sounds etc).

Midwife is round tomorrow but I'm so worried and sore. I need some hand holding and advice.

Welovecouscous Mon 07-Jan-13 15:29:42

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BuntyCollocks Mon 07-Jan-13 18:08:58

It was a nice cry smile

We're up to four dirty nappies today now: 2 huge ones and 2 medium/little ones! They're now a browny yellow - completely yellow when bum is wiped.

Mw in tomorrow afternoon.

Welovecouscous Mon 07-Jan-13 18:15:58

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Welovecouscous Tue 08-Jan-13 21:27:15

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BuntyCollocks Thu 10-Jan-13 01:06:03

More positive, thank you! Dd has maintained since day 6, so midwife thinks she's on the up now. More dirty nappies, and tongue tie was snipped Wednesday morning making a huge difference to her technique and my pain levels. We're going to a breastfeeding group tomorrow just for some extra reassurance, but I'm hoping we're on the upswing now!

Welovecouscous Thu 10-Jan-13 08:20:40

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