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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Overview)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, swelling and inflammation. Http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_clogged-milk-ducts_8494.bc


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What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

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

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
222 Doctors shared insights

Clogged Milk Duct (Overview)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, swelling and inflammation. Http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_clogged-milk-ducts_8494.bc


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What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

See below:: It's a sore, tender lump or knotty area in the breast. It occurs when a milk duct is not draining well, and inflammation builds up. The area may be warm to the touch and red, and if it is located in a duct close to the surface of the skin, you may be able to feel it distinctly with your fingers. A plugged duct is not accompanied by fever. Usually occurs in 1 breast at a time. ...Read more

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What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

Slow flow: Although clogged milk ducts can occur anytime during breast feeding, it is more common whenever the flow of the milk slows down and the milk is not emptying as regularly. This happens more frequently during weaning. It may help to warm pack the area that is clogged, and massage of that area can also be very beneficial, albeit sometimes initially painful. As supply drops, it will be less of a prob. ...Read more

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Does a white spot on my nipple while nursing mean I have a clogged milk duct?

Does a white spot on my nipple while nursing mean I have a clogged milk duct?

Probably yes: A white spot on the nipple of a breastfeeding mom probably is a clogged milk duct. There are other skin glands, such as oil glands, that also can clog and be seen as a white dot. A doctor can gently remove the whitish material at the skin surface, and then the mom can see if the spot returns over a couple of days. ...Read more

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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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Would cabagge leaves help cure a clogged milk duct?

Would cabagge leaves help cure a clogged milk duct?

Yes they can: Yes they can and so can warm shower, expressing milk to unclog, consulting with a lactation specialist and homeopathic remedy phytolacca if there is redness and discomfort form the clog. ...Read more

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I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt

I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt

Possible scar pain: Yes, sometime healing tissue can cause soreness in the area but anyway you should watch also for recurrent infection. If it is too tender, red, swollen or with pus needs evaluation and most likely treatment with another antibiotic. If it looks clean and pain is mild most of the time eventually gets better. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

See below:: It's a sore, tender lump or knotty area in the breast. It occurs when a milk duct is not draining well, and inflammation builds up. The area may be warm to the touch and red, and if it is located in a duct close to the surface of the skin, you may be able to feel it distinctly with your fingers. A plugged duct is not accompanied by fever. Usually occurs in 1 breast at a time. ...Read more

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Would cabagge leaves help cure a clogged milk duct?

Yes they can: Yes they can and so can warm shower, expressing milk to unclog, consulting with a lactation specialist and homeopathic remedy phytolacca if there is redness and discomfort form the clog. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Clogged milk duct?

What is the definition or description of: Clogged milk duct?

Clogged Milk Duct: Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, swelling and inflammation.


http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_clogged-milk-ducts_8494.bc ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to have a clogged milk duct?

Yes, it is.: For this problem, continue breast feeding, massage (outward to inward) before feeding & apply a warm compress to affected breast. Such symptoms can be associated w/ infectionl, so if the symptoms don't improve or worsen, you should see your physician (primary or OB). Here's a link for more info: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/Clogged-Milk-Ducts. Aspx ...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 don't 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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What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

Slow flow: Although clogged milk ducts can occur anytime during breast feeding, it is more common whenever the flow of the milk slows down and the milk is not emptying as regularly. This happens more frequently during weaning. It may help to warm pack the area that is clogged, and massage of that area can also be very beneficial, albeit sometimes initially painful. As supply drops, it will be less of a prob. ...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


Milk Duct (Definition)

Refer to my answer above. ...Read more