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How can I tell if I have a clogged milk duct??

I have pain in my left breast when my 9 month old nurses. It feels as if something is pulling on the inside. Very painful. I sometimes make him let go and try again. Most of the time it still hurts. Is it a clogged milk duct? If so how do I make it unclogg????


Asked by nicky5053 at 9:31 PM on May. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can try Warm water ( running over your breast ) Is he finishing nursing on that side or have you stopped most of the time on that side cause of the pain? ) If it is a clogged milk duct you need to empty that breast by feeding or manually. If nothing else helps I'd call my doctor and just ask.
    Good luck been there.

    Answer by Shaqbe4u at 9:43 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Massage the area that hurts. I had a clogged milk duct in my armpit and I just put hot compresses on it and massaged it down.

    Answer by bluelady27 at 1:40 AM on May. 5, 2009