Clog then a Milk Blister? What to do?
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|Fri, 04-20-2012 - 4:13pm|
My daughter is 4.5 months old and I was EPed exclusively for the first 8 weeks or so and then slowly my daughter started latching on so I currently Pump while at work and feed when I am home (which is only 2 and max 3 feedings but still ok). In the last three weeks, I dropped my middle of the night pumping because my daughter was nursing from me during the night and I was only offering one side to her because I make too much milk and I wanted her to get the hindmilk when she nurses at night rather than switching breasts and her getting all foremilk. Well that back fired because I got my first nasty clot earlier in the week. It hurt like heck and I tried hot compress and pumping etc but that didn't clear it. Finally when I went home and nursed my daughter the clog disappeared. I thanked heavens...well..until the next day. I think I got a milk blister on my nipple. It hurts! I have tried poking it with a sterile needle a couple of times and I don't know if it has burst or not but it still hurts. It hurts the MOST when my daughter nurses...I am screaming in pain. When I pump it hurts too but not as bad as if my daughter nurses. My questiosn are:
1. How long does it take for the blister to go away?
2. How will you know you have gotten rid of the blister with a needle when you poke it?
3. I am getting less milk on the side that has the blister. Before the clog/blister I got the same amount on both sides and now I get an ounce less on the blister/clog side. Is that normal? Will my supply go back up after it is all healed? Also WHERE is all the milk going if I am unable to pump?
Thanks in advance for any answers.