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!
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?
Lactivist-athiest-feminist wife to DH , mama to beautiful DS Kai 9/2011, #2 due 10/2015
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.