Quarter size swollen plug duct that developed into Mastitis, I felt so sick I went to the ER, got an abx, but the duct is still clogged, what to do!? I've tried all the Kellymom stuff. 6 mo old still EBF, and I can nurse on the abx which is good. Any advice/encouragement appreciated!
Ibuprofen really helped me to unclog a stubborn duct plug. Together with all the Kellymom advice about massage, heat, ice, lots of nursing etc.
Hope you feel better soon!
I know it must hurt like hell, but when I get plugged ducts (fairly often due to oversupply) I have found that massaging the duct towards the nipple during feeds helps. And yes...Ibuprofen, it's the only reason I'm still breastfeeding now!!! Good luck mama.
Oh, and a thought, some moms have used lethicin supplements to help with plugged ducts, might not hurt to look into it?
Thanks ladies. I'm massaging the hell out of it and it's not helping in the least! I just had a hot compress on it with a hot rice pack (to keep it hot) for like 10 min's, than hand expressed all the milk I could out of it massaging the duct towards the nipple, kept shooting milk out as if the duct was getting unclogged, but nope, still there, just as big! arrrrg.