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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

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged milk ducts are a condition where the milk ducts of the breast become blocked, possibly resulting in tenderness, swelling, and fever (called ...Read more


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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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How do you tell the difference between a clogged milk duct and mastitis?

How do you tell the difference between a clogged milk duct and mastitis?

Mastitis: Mastitis is another name for a breast infection, and this happens when the plugged duct doesn't clear and gets infected. You will know that you have mastitis because in addition to the symptoms of a plugged duct, you will also feel ill with a fever, or flu-like symptoms. Plugged Milk duct - you may feel pain in your breast, tenderness, occasionally lump is noted. ...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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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 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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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with clogged milk duct last?

Mastitis or Mondor's: This could be due to a variety of causes which i would discuss with your lactation consultant it gynecologist. Antibiotics and warm compresses may help to alleviate infection or congestion. ...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