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Can you get a clogged duct months after weaning?

My youngest hasn't nursed in almost two months...I'm long past the stage of having engorgement (wasn't even producing much towards the end anyways). Today, however, I woke up with that incredibly sore feeling like I have a clogged duct or mastitis. Is this even possible at this point?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is possible, as you were probably still producing milk, although not a lot.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • YES! I stopped nursing my daughter about 2 weeks ago (she kinda took herself off the boob) so I wasn't ready to just stop like that. I'm still producing milk, but WAY less than I use to. I put warm washcloths on my boobs for maybe 5 mins. just to make sure they don't "back up", but I don't force any milk out.

    Answer by piercedbeauty21 at 8:22 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My son never nursed, and I still got a clogged duct after a month or two (or maybe it was because he didn't nurse...). So yes, very possible.


    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:41 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

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