I ended up getting a clogged milk duct in my left breast on 3 different occasions. The first time i went a few hours without any treatment, not knowing what the pain was. My husband took to me the ER after coming down with a fever, chills, and pounding headache but I returned home after finding out I would have to wait 3 hours before seeing a doctor. There was no way I could just sit there for that long without any treatment. When I got home I took a long hot bath, not shower! After keeping my breast submerged under water I could feel my milk finally draining out. Be sure to nurse, nurse, nurse on the clogged breast. Massaging it and putting a heating pad to it also helps. For the other 2 occasions, the second I could feel that it was clogging up, I quickly jumped into a hot bath and got it unclogged within an hour.
My clogged ducts were due to the elastic band on my nursing tank tops resting on my breast. Now i simply make sure to pull the band down below my breast.
at 3:55 AM on Jun. 24, 2008