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Is my bra causing blocked ducts?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree

In brief: No

Absolutely not but you should seek medical attention to see why this is happening to you.

In brief: No

Absolutely not but you should seek medical attention to see why this is happening to you.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Shannon Cole
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most likely not. Sometimes certain ducts just block easily or don't release as others.
I recommend feeding on the side with the blocked ducts first when the infant is sucking the most vigorously. This helps open the ducts. Other options are heat and ibuprofen. If that doesn't help discuss with your OB or pediatrician. Seek medical care if breast redness or heat or pain.

In brief: No

Most likely not. Sometimes certain ducts just block easily or don't release as others.
I recommend feeding on the side with the blocked ducts first when the infant is sucking the most vigorously. This helps open the ducts. Other options are heat and ibuprofen. If that doesn't help discuss with your OB or pediatrician. Seek medical care if breast redness or heat or pain.
Dr. Shannon Cole
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Generally, I would agree, although one should be careful with any overly restrictive bras, especially those involving under-wires.
Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

lactation specialists will tell you that tight bras prevent the milk glands to produce milk.
so if you want to stop nursing wear tight bras, if you are breast-feeding, avoid tight bras.

In brief: No

lactation specialists will tell you that tight bras prevent the milk glands to produce milk.
so if you want to stop nursing wear tight bras, if you are breast-feeding, avoid tight bras.
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