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Blocked duct ( I think). Help!

(11 Posts)
sebsmama Fri 03-May-13 06:52:19

My 3 month dd is ebf and this has been fine to date. However I think I ave a blockage - my left breast has a large lump ( maybe lumps) near the top. Beneath this it feels normal. She seems to be feeding ok but the latch is suddenly agony and I ant get rid of the lump. Tried a hit shower and massaging it ladt night but i am not sure how to do the massage and if any thing it felt worse.
Does anyone have any advice? She doesnt feed overnight, goes from 11 till 6 ish, if that makes a difference. But shes been doing this for about 6 weeks.
Thanks in advance

IamMrsElf Fri 03-May-13 09:33:32

The fact that she doesn't feed over night might be your issue. Have you tried expressing a bit? To massage start at the top of you breast and gently push and stroke downwards. I bf both my DC and would wake up with mega lumpy breasts if they didn't wake for a feed. I did express with DS1 and found that helped. If there is a blockage, the best way to resolve it is to continue bf. But I would talk to a HV asap to see what she says. I hope this helps. It will get better stick with it!!

sebsmama Fri 03-May-13 10:58:58

Thanks. I havent expressed at all with Dd. i did with DS when he was a baby. Maybe I will try that. I dont think she needs a feed at night, my HV said not to wake her. But expressing is a good idea.
I am just worried this blockage wont go away! Is there anything else I can do?

Thanks again

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 03-May-13 14:19:58

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sebsmama Sun 05-May-13 00:30:19

Thanks so much. She managed to suck the lump out by herself last night, yay!

There was a 'bleb' there too, but that seems to have gone as well. The Kelly mom stuff was massively useful. Thanks again.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 05-May-13 15:14:11

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minipie Sun 05-May-13 16:01:44

yay! if you find it keeps happening, I found taking lecithin helped stop my recurring blocked ducts.

Deearnamaternitynurse Sun 05-May-13 18:39:12

If you experience a lump again i suggest you try and position baby so that the chin is near the lump as this will help to massge the lump out- failing this cup your breast with 4 fingers underneath and with your thumb rub down the line of lumps- Ah just read you are now sorted feel free to message if you have a problem again

sebsmama Sun 05-May-13 22:46:56

Thank you all! smile
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