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#1 of 2 Old 09-24-2011, 10:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Im a new mom, dealing with mastitis and a plugged duct.  Im wondering how I locate the plugged duct to do massage? I have one duct that seems to be only giving like a thick yellowish milk. Is this my plugged duct? 


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It might be, but I wouldn't worry about finding the nipple part of your plugged duct too much.  If you feel along the swollen/red breast tissue toward your nipple, you're interested in massaging the firm part closest to your nipple -- the blockage may in some cases not be at the level of the nipple, but rather back a ways in the duct system, after which you will feel softer tissue as you progress closer to your nipple.

 

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