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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

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

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


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If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

Could be: If you have pain, swelling, redness or a new lump, always consult your gyn or primary care doctor. This could be a clogged duct, and may lead to infection. Your doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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Can I massage my breast to help loosen a clogged milk duct?

Can I massage my breast to help loosen a clogged milk duct?

Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is toward the clog. Call your doctor if fever. If getting them often, avoid tight or underwire bra and don't skip feeds. If pumping and getting often, increase the diameter of the phalange. It can take a couple days to get clog out. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left breast. it also itches something fierce. could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

What do you suggest if my left breast. it also itches something fierce. could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

Breastfeeding?: It sounds as if you are breastfeeding? If so a clogged duct can present as a tender red area of the breast. The itchiness also concerns me for a yeast infection, especially if the nipple is involved. Try a warm compress on any red area tonight, be sure the baby is draining the area by compressing the milk ducts in that area. See your physician if this is not better in 24 hours, may need yeast rx ...Read more

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I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

Get is checked furth: Further check up is advised. You may benefit from a second opinion. How large is this lump and for how long have you had it? If it is growing in size, then it needs to be further evaluated to make sure that it is not cancerous(uncommon in your age group, but not impossible). A Mammogram may be useful to further define its nature and monitor its size over the next 6 months to one year. ...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

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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

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

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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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 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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...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