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Milk blister~update

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Help! I am in so much pain. I have never had this problem before. What do I do

update: So last night i put some tto on it. It burned so bad. Woke up this morning and it's basically gone. I've been doing a saline rinse today and hot compresses prior to nursing when I can. It's still tender but I'm not close to tears when he nurses. Should i do tto again tonight or just saline?
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Feb. 21, 2013 at 3:15 AM
I had one that kept coming back. I personally used a sterilized safety pin to drain it and put alcohol on it to keep it from getting infected. I kept opening it up to keep it from clogging. Probably not what a Dr would recommend but it worked. It took forever to go away though. And still hurt for a long time after it seemed healed. I guess it's just far more tender
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JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:36 AM
I don't even think i can pop this blister. It's not that big but it hurts so bad.

Quoting jconney80:

I had one that kept coming back. I personally used a sterilized safety pin to drain it and put alcohol on it to keep it from getting infected. I kept opening it up to keep it from clogging. Probably not what a Dr would recommend but it worked. It took forever to go away though. And still hurt for a long time after it seemed healed. I guess it's just far more tender
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Have you checked out all the info on kellymom?

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Check kellymom. Lots of good advice there. I had a bad bout with milk blisters before my daughter got her lip tie clipped. Make sure the latch is good to prevent further damage. And don't use lanolin. I did and it caused a thrush infection INSIDE my ducts and there is no way my doctor would treat me for thrush because he couldn't see it.
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peaches_04
by Platinum Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Whats a milk blister
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM
It's a blister on your nipple that fills up with milk.

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Whats a milk blister
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:08 PM

 Oh wow ouch, I'm sorry.

bloomsr
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Can you do hot compresses and squeeze it??

That's kind of my go to answer for anything clogged...

Good luck!!
FrumpyMama
by Silver Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM

OUCH! 

It's the sign of a plugged milk duct, don't pop it. If it pops on it's own put lanolin on it to help soothe it. When you are nursing massage the glands with your knuckles to help work out the plug before it turns into mastitis. 

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Feb. 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM
Bump for update
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