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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. Patricia Foster
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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

Duct (Definition)

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