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I'm also prone to plugged ducts, and after a bout of severe mastitis (I would rather give birth 10 more times than go through that again - seriously) I'm always hopping on my "regimen" at the first sign of a clog.
1)Hot, long showers - let the water run over the breast and manually express/massage the area
2)Nurse nurse nurse
3)Tons of Vitamin C (Usually 3,000 mg/day)
4) Hot compresses
5) If I feel like I didn't catch it at the very first twinge, I'll sometimes take some ibuprofin - it seems to reduce the swelling enough to let the plug move.
Also, plenty of liquids!
Feel better soon. . .
Writer, wife to a great DH, AP mama to one sweet boy 6/07 and expecting a girl in October!