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Yes, the washcloth treatment will soften the skin, to allow it to "pop" when then nursed upon. But since you have so many and they are not going away, I would look at other options.
Some mothers with recurrent plugged ducts, which these may be, are helped by adding lecithin supplements to their diets.
Do you change positions often? I know you've got 2 to nurse, but do you do football, cradle, and lying down?
Other reasons for this, acc to my Breastfeeding Answer Book, are:
Was your LC IBCLC? (Does she have the BAB?)Can you call another one, or a LLL Leader, or a bf friendly family practitioner (there are a few out there)?
Are you sure your positioning is OK? Are they taking enough areola and getting your nipple far enough back that it doesn't rub? Short tongue or tongue tie can prevent this.