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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Blocked Milk Duct

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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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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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?

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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What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

It : It sounds like you may be dealing with an infection, and what looked like milk to you may have been pus. It is not uncommon for women to experience a nipple abscess at any age. I suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care provider. After a history an exam, a diagnosis can be made. If it is infectious, then appropriate antibiotics will be started. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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Is it ok to use Neosporin on a blocked milk duct and them pump the mil and give to baby?

Is it ok to use Neosporin on a blocked milk duct and them pump the mil and give to baby?

NEOSPORIN: NOT A GREAT IDEA TO USE NEOSPORIN ON A BLOCKED MILK DUCT AND THEN PUMP THE MILK AND GIVE IT TO THE BABY! NO, NO, NO . . . ...Read more

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What can I do for pain in left breast - think it might be blocked milk duct?

See your MD: Any breast mass or breast pain must be evaluated by your md. Don't presume that a breast mass or breast pain is a blocked milk duct. It is unlikely you are nursing at age 48 but not impossible. You need a mammogram and ultrasound of the breast and examination by your healthcare provider for any complaint of breast pain, especially becasue it is only in one breast. Please don't delay ! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: milk duct?

What is the definition or description of: milk duct?

Milk duct: Refer to my answer above. Is called lactiferous duct. ...Read more

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How long is too long to have a clogged milk duct?

Blocked ,milk duct ~: Hello ~ FOREVER ! Would be too long. The breast has got MANY ducts that all join in the main duct and then to nipple for d/c milk to baby. If you are breast feeding and for some reason you miss a feed.. YOU MUST MANUALLY EXPRESS because that stops mastitis and clogged ducts. You just have to keep the milk flowing and clogged ducts dont occur.If you do get one treat by expressing !thx ...Read more

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I'm nursing, does a clogged milk duct grow or can it stay the same size for weeks?

I'm nursing, does a clogged milk duct grow or can it stay the same size for weeks?

Could do anything: A clogged milk duct typically resolves but it could stay the same, decrease or increase in size. It is best to have an exam and confirm that the mass you feel is truly a clogged milk duct. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a clogged milk duct to unclog and when should you call a dr?

How long does it take for a clogged milk duct to unclog and when should you call a dr?

See doctor: The clogged milk ducts give discomfort , pain in breast ,but one gets relief as ducts open up usayally in3-4 days . If no relief or pain increases because the clogging is due to infection ,then better consult the doctor and get the treatment . ...Read more

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Fi had a biopsy three years ago and it said that i had a milk duct eroding and the doctors and raidoolgist can't agree of want it is , can you help?

Fi had a biopsy three years ago and it said that i had a milk duct eroding and the doctors and raidoolgist can't agree of want it is , can you help?

Breast problem: Time to get another consultation with a breast specialist to rule out any significant problem. Do not postpone getting a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a carcioma of the milk duct?

Intraductal : Carcinoma. Most cancers of the breast arise from the lining of milk ducts. These may remain localized to the ducts for a while before breaking out and invading rest of the breast. Some intraductal carcinomas present as paget disease, due to cancer cells spreading through the ducts to the skin of the nipple and areola. ...Read more

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How do I treat a clogged milk duct?

How do I treat a clogged milk duct?

Breast: By pumping or expressing milk from that breast at often as you can. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

Not a disease: When breastfeeding, sometimes the thick secretions can obstruct a milk duct. If this persists it can lead to a mastitis. Gentle massage with warm compresses will usually allow the blockage to release. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage a clogged milk duct?

What can I do to manage a clogged milk duct?

Keep feeding: A blocked duct usually happens because of inadequate transfer of milk from the breast to the baby. That means the baby needs to feed well and frequently on that side. Massage while nursing can help. Sometimes, ultrasound can be used to break up a stubborn blocked duct. Then, try to figure out what may have caused the blockage and try to avoid that, as blocked ducts tend to recur. ...Read more

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Duct (Definition)

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


Milk Duct (Definition)

Refer to my answer above. ...Read more