Help! I am 99% certain I've developed my first plugged duct--a hard, tender lump on ol' Lefty, who normally produces around twice what Righty does. My 8-month-old has recently gone from nursing 2-3 times at night to 0-1, so I'm guessing that must be what triggered it.
From what I read, the best treatment is just to nurse nurse nurse, but what do you do if your LO is too distractible and active to nurse for more than five minutes or so at a time, except for bedtime when she hunkers down for maybe 20 minutes? Plus she's in daycare three days a week. I have a pump but it doesn't seem that effective at drawing out the milk and in the meantime I'm worried the duct will get worse.
I guess I'm confused because if the answer is to nurse more, won't that stimulate more supply, thus contributing to the overarching problem?