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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Blocked Duct Symptoms

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Once your milk ducts are dry can I start breastfeeding again?

Once your milk ducts are dry can I start breastfeeding again?

Possible, but: It takes a lot of patience and work to relactate, but it can be done. Even moms who have adopted babies have been successful at breastfeeding, so there is hope. Best to hook yourself up with a certified lactation consultant, read up on galactogogues (foods/drinks that help with lactation), get a pump, rest and fluids. Put baby to breast often and pump frequently otherwise. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I want to stop breastfeeding but keep getting clogged ducts, what do I do?

I want to stop breastfeeding but keep getting clogged ducts, what do I do?

Stop breast feeding: We refer to weaning babies from breast feeding is for the mom, not for the baby. The production of beast milk responds to the demand. By slowly decreasing the demand by weaning , the milk production will decrease in turn. For clogged ducts, try warm compress. You should be able to wean off in a week, the most by two weeks. ...Read more

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Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Probably!: Lumps and bumps during breastfeeding are very common, and most often a result of clogged ducts. Regular breast feeding, or pumping, with the help of warm compresses are the best ways to help prevent and treat these clogged ducts. However, any lump that doesn't improve in 72 hours, redness, fevers, or intense pain should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however. ...Read more

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I have a lump in right arm pit and havea bit of trouble breastfeeding on that side, plugged duct, and soreness. Could the lump be related?

Yes : A plugged duct can be the trigger for mastitis which is an infectious process. It can start slow but can progress to fever and general symptoms almost like the flu, in addition to breast soreness and redness. The armpit is full of lymph nodes which will swell if there is an infection. Mastitis requires antibiotic treatment. An exam can determine if that is developing and if the two are related. ...Read more

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6 mos pp & breastfeeding. 3 days mild aches, right breast tender underneath, increased urge incontinence but no pain. Clogged duct/irritated bladder?

6 mos pp & breastfeeding. 3 days mild aches, right breast tender underneath, increased urge incontinence but no pain. Clogged duct/irritated bladder?

2 symptoms unrelated: Breast tenderness might be an early sign of local infection. If it continues, seeing a md/nurse might be wise urgency if accompanied by frequency, low volumes and getting up often at night might be due to a bladder infection. A urine test will confirm or deny. ...Read more

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Can I have a blocked milk duct 2 1/2 years after stopping breast feeding?

Can I have a blocked milk duct 2 1/2 years after stopping breast feeding?

Yes. : Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website: <a href="http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-BD-M" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-BD-M</a> ...Read more

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Could i get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago?

Could i get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago?

Blocked duct: A blocked milk duct can occur at any time, regardless of breast feeding status, although more commonly occurs during breast feeding. If there is associated discharge and it looks like anything other than milk, must see your doctor to assess. If area very painful, skin red, sore to touch, may have developed abcess and this may need drainage. ...Read more

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I wouldn't get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago, could i, what to do?

Yes. : Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-BD-M ...Read more

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If you had ductal cancer while breast feeding, wouldn't you get mastitis since the duct is blocked by the tumor?

If you had ductal cancer while breast feeding, wouldn't you get mastitis since the duct is blocked by the tumor?

Not necessarily: It is certainly a possibility but not a certainty. Mastitis is caused by infection, so bacteria would have to somehow get past the blockage to cause the mastitis. ...Read more

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Can you still get symptoms of hemochromatosis while breastfeeding at age 44?

Can you still get symptoms of hemochromatosis while breastfeeding at age 44?

Not really: In hemochromatosis, not only excess deposition of iron occurs in liver, pancreas, heart, joints but can also deposit in pitutary gland (gland in the brain), which can cause hormonal imbalance. However, females are usually less affected than male. ...Read more

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If you can't breastfeed, how can you get rid of the milk so you don't get engorged milk ducts?

If you can't breastfeed, how can you get rid of the milk so you don't get engorged milk ducts?

Usually stops on own: You will stop producing milk if you do not breastfeed and do not pump breastmilk. There are medications your doctor can prescribe if necessary. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

No: No. Not breast feeding. But after giving birth it can take a while for your HCG level (the pregnancy hormone measured in pregnancy tests) to return to 0. Taking a pregnancy test less than 8 weeks after giving birth is frequently positive. Check with your doctor if you are concerned. 2 blood tests two weeks apart can determine if HCG level is going up (pregnant) or down (non pregnant). ...Read more

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Any relief for my daughter's postpartum puppp symptoms? She is miserable ans breastfeeding.

Any relief for my daughter's postpartum puppp symptoms? She is miserable ans breastfeeding.

PUPPP: The main treatments for this condition are skin moisturizers or lubricants, steroid creams twice a day and antihistamines. The good news is that it only occurs with the first pregnancy and likely represents an allergic reaction to the stretch marks. It usually clears several weeks after delivery. Since your daughter is breast feeding, please have her discuss options with the gynecologist or nurse. Congratulations on your grandchild. Good luck with your daughters recovery. My daughter delivered a healthy baby boy two weeks ago in irvine. You certainly have a beautiful city. ...Read more

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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding a baby give you some typical pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: What symptoms in particular you are talking about? If cessation of menses yes both breastfeeding and pregnancy can stop your periods. While breastfeeding the level of a hormone prolactin is high which can hold your cycles. ...Read more

Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more