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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 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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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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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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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Is my bra causing blocked ducts?

No: Absolutely not but you should seek medical attention to see why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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Can the baby's biting cause my milk duct to clog?

Can the baby's biting cause my milk duct to clog?

No: Not usually. Clogged milk ducts are usually due to anatomic changes in mom's breast, sharper angles or narrowing of a duct, which is why they tend to recur in the same spot. The baby biting will cause sore nipples or cracks, which can make the breast more susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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Trying to dry up milk. Not breastfeeding. Developed clogged duct under armpit. How to treat without expressing milk? 10 days post partum.

Compress & massages: Try warm compresses and massaging the local area to unclog the duct. It may be difficult to treat without expressing milk, ...Read more

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Puss drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Puss  drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Yes: If it really is pus, yes. If it just a whitish discharge it could be normal or not. If in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

NO: infection, inflammation. anatomical issues, nursing mothers, poorly fitting bras etc- you must be examined and if needed, imaged. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have possible small cysts or dilated milk duct at the 12:30 8cm from nipple. ?

What does it mean to have possible small cysts or dilated milk duct at the 12:30 8cm from nipple. ?

Benign findings: It means that small fluid filled areas were seen and that small cysts or dilated milk ducts could have this appearance. These are normal, benign breast findings and no reason for concern. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more

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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

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What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

Blockage: This is usually due to a blockage downstream from the duct like a stone. You should have your blood levels checked and an ultrasound done to rule out stones which can cause other problems in the future. ...Read more

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Could drinking milk help breast growth?

Could drinking milk help breast growth?

Drinking milk does : Not make breasts larger in a direct manner. However, if you gain weight from excessive milk intake some of the weight gain in likely to involve the breasts. Take care. ...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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Does whole milk leads to artery clogging?

Does whole milk leads to artery clogging?

Diet and heart disea: Genetics plays a huge roll as does diabetes and smoking.Insome people diet can cause a rise in cholesterol and the smaller cholesterol components will increase and cause disease. Diet always helps and is one of the things we have control over. We dont get to pick our parents so watch your fats, 20-30 grams a day. Exercise and stop smoking if you do. A healthy diet can reduce heart attack in most. ...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