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Blocked duct?

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Halfpastthelegofmyshirt Sat 29-Mar-14 13:59:01

Since about 6pm yesterday I've noticed a tender spot on the underside of my breast. I don't seem to have a lump there.

I assume it's a blocked duct, and I've been trying out the usual self help measures - applying heat, massage, breast compressions, dangling my breast over my baby (that was fun) and combing my breast (that was weird).

However it is still painful and I can't tell if it's cleared or not. My baby is 12 months old and I only feed him twice a day now (for the last six weeks) so my breasts don't get noticeably full or heavy these days so I can't tell that way. I've also read that there can still be pain after a blockage has cleared so I am really really confused!

Does anyone have any advice? Thank you!

addictedtosugar Sat 29-Mar-14 19:40:43

My only suggestion is to try hand expressing in the shower, and keep and eye on it in case it gets worse.

Hope your OK

orangestripe Mon 31-Mar-14 10:37:12

I've got a newborn and keep getting blocked ducts due to oversupply. I asked the midwife the same question, and she said you know they've unblocked if the red patches are no longer spreading and start to disappear.

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