its on my right breast (left if looking at me) and on the left side of my areola is where a HUGE LUMP is. i cant get rid of it. I bf but i also supplement. Anyways, i cant pump all the time because it hurts. it pulls my nipple to hard. its the medela electric pump i got from my LC for free. it starts to crack around my nipple's. i also massage, put under warm water. i put cabbage leaves one night. nothing is working. and yes i do bf as much as possible. i dont want to explain why i supplement.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Jun. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
You need to work it out with warm compress and massage. Have you gone to www.kellymom.com yet? Have you nursed the baby with his/her nose pointed at the direction of the lump? Or masaging the lump while you nurse?
As for you pump, do you have the right size piece that goes over the nipple? If it is too small it will hurt. Are you also sure it is on the lowest setting? IF you can't pump you should learn how to hand express -- it is especially important if you are supplementing to keep your supply up and your breasts healthy.
Answer by amileegirl at 11:43 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
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Answer by imamommmmyyy at 1:12 AM on Jun. 6, 2010
Breast pumps can cause plugged ducts. It's best to breastfeed the breast with the plugged duct frequently, every 2-3 hours. Cabbage leaves are not for plugged ducts. Unless you are nursing frequently you haven't tried the only thing that works to fix the plugged duct.
Warm compresses can help it feel better and can help before breastfeeding. Rest is good to prevent infection.
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