Clogged duct help!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-26-2010
Clogged duct help!
3
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:43pm

I've got a major clogged duct that I noticed this afternoon.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-26-2010
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 10:55pm

Ah, sweet relief.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-26-2010
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 10:19pm

Where can I get a lecithin supplement, is it available at a place like walmart or CVS?

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:51pm
Stacy, bummer about the plugged duct. You're doing all the right things in terms of the nursing, pumping, hot compresses and massage. The only other thing I might suggest is trying a lecithin supplement. The link attached talks about taking it for recurrent plugs but I also know moms who've had success with taking it after a plug arises: http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/lecithin/

One other thing to think about is whether it's really necessary to abstain from feeding your baby for 8 full hours. Recent guidelines classify breastmilk as a clear fluid which can be consumed up to 2-4 hours before surgery. Here's some good information you may want to take a look at: http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/baby-surgery/

Best of luck with the tubes! Jason had tubes put in at 15 months and it was a godsend for us.
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