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Bad clog. Help please!

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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I have a horrible clog in my left breast! It's been here since yesterday and I haven't been able to dislodge it yet. I've tried heat, different positions. Massaging, even pumping. DS nurses through letdown and then after about a minute milk stops coming out so I can't get him to keep nursing. And when I pump nothing even comes out. This is the most stubborn clog I have ever had. Nothing seems to be working and I am beyond pain right now. Any suggestions??? Thank you!
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missyice
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:37 AM
I wish i could help! I have the same problem! Mines been around since thursday, even asked the dr about it..... drs responce was that some clogs can take 1-2 weeks to clear! Ugh!
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DragonMother10
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:56 AM
I don't mean this in a perverted way, but do you have a husband or other to try sucking on your nipple? I had my husband help me out a few times and it was a relief.
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shortyali
by Alicia on Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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Dangle nurse could help. This way gravity is helping pull it down.
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MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:53 AM
I always get in the shower and let very warm water run over my breast for 5 minutes or so and then immediately dangle nurse... but i dangle pump because i have OAL and would drown my baby!
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Yuriko_chan
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 6:07 AM
When I got clogs, my husband AMD I woyld take a shower together. He would massage for me since I couldn't inflict that pain on myself. Then I would bend over ti where my boobs were dangling and he would suck super hard. It hurt like crap but that usually did the trick. Then I jist slept with the babe that night and nursed all night long just on that aide.
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stepconfused182
by Kelley on Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:24 AM
Do you see a milk blister anywhere?
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HeatherNicole79
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:37 AM
Thanks all! Dangle nursing doesn't seem to be helping but I am getting ready to try again. I don't see a milk blister anywhere. Yet. Hope that stays away! I really hope this doesn't hang around for 1-2 weeks!!
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mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:44 AM
I just read a tip online last night that suggested using an electric toothbrush (NOT the bristled head but the back of it or handle) to massage the clog out.
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MaddiesMama09
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:01 AM
This is going to sound weird but when i get a clogged duct, I get in the shower for a good 15-20 minutes and let the hot water beat straight on my breast. Then I fill a bowl with warm/hot water and mix it with Epsom salt. Dangle over the bowl and place your breast in the Epsom salt water. Then you use a brush or comb and brush from the back of the clog all the way forward to the nipple. You have to be a little rough with the brush if it's a horrible clog. Just use steady pressure. But I promise you, it will give you some relief. Afterwards, rinse off your breast thoroughly so your baby won't refuse breast due to the saltiness. Then nurse immediately. Hope that helps!!
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Massage, hand express, massage, hand express - the only thing that works for me when I have a clog (I've gotten tons!). You can youtube the proper way to hand express (not doing it correctly can cause pain and tissue damage). Good luck mama!!
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