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#1 of 3 Old 03-24-2003, 01:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My right breast hurts!! It is lumpy, hard, and sore and engorged b/c it hurts so much to nurse. I have been nursing for 61/2 months- what is the deal????
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Sarah--

It is possible you have mastitis. Nursing or pumping often is critical to open the plugged ducts(s) and allow healing.

try this link for treatment and/or do a search here on MDC for sore breasts, plugged ducts, or mastitis. Good luck!

http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/mastitis.html
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Try Kelly's AP site plugged duct/mastitis resources for the most comprehensive discussion of this problem I've ever run across.
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