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Painful lump

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:48 AM
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Yesterday, the 1st, I felt a hard lump in my right breast.  I sorta feels like a small marble.  It's quite painful.  I'm thinking it's a clugged duct.  Could it be a clogged duct & what can I do to get some relif?
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:48 AM
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Leahk
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:50 AM
Feed the baby long after the breast has been emptied, this might help. Or pump it out. Other than that I don't know, hope you can unclog it soon it sounds painful.
Katie98
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:50 AM
It certainly does sound like a clogged milk duct. I've had many! Easiest thing to do to relieve the pain is 1) take a Tylenol. 2) apply a warm cloth to the area. 3) gently massage the breast while nursing. This will help draw the milk and relieve the pain. If after a day of so of no relief, I would go and have it checked. Good luck!

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billynalexmom
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:52 AM
What I did for a clogged duct was in the shower let the warm water run on it and massage the lomp.  Then hand expressed some of the milk.  If it becomes warm or you start to run a fever go see the doctor because it may have become infected.
sugarmagmom
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:52 AM
What i have heard from the breastfeeding specialists I work with is (yes it's probably a clogged duct) warm moist compresses help, massage the area gently, and nurse nurse nurse. If you can, try to position the baby so that his (her) nose is pointing towards the lump.
BlueFrogMama
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 10:14 AM
Nurse, nurse, nurse. Massage (gently) a lot, and do it while feeding. Warm compresses or a soak in a warm bath may help the pain, as will tylenol or advil. If baby won't continue to nurse after the letdown is over, pump for another ten minutes or so on that breast right after you finish nursing. You can also pump between, but don't do it too much or you may trigger an increase in production and make matters worse. Be sure to take it easy as much as possible, so that your body has the energy to work at fixing this problem. If it is no better or is getting worse after a day or so of home treatment, call you doctor. Also, if you start to run a fever of get flu symptoms, call your doctor, as you may have mastitis.
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