Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Putting boobs in babies' mouths!
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The worst plugged duct I ever had, the milk kept building up behind and my breast kept getting bigger, and bigger, and more painful, and I had that sinking panicky feeling and didn't know what to do. I kept getting a strong urge to dunk "the girls", so I finally did just that. I filled up a deep kitchen sink with the hottest water I could, leaned over and immersed both breasts. The milk just came spewing out! And I felt so much better!! Especially after some massaging of the area that was most tender. Shortly thereafter I began taking phytolacca anytime I started to feel the slightest bit "lumpy" and I never got them that bad again.
Oh, and I did sometimes apply very strong pressure over a plugged area and kept it up even though it was painful and eventually it popped loose. This was usually while dd was nursing or while in the shower.
SMC to Sophia, age 15, and Eleanor, age 9, and mother hen to too many nursing students to count!