please help me:(

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2012
please help me:(
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 7:31am

I have been dealing with mastitis- and its getting better. How ever in my left breast I have been working on what seems to be several clogged ducts. I woke up with my right breast nice and quishy... and my left the top half is nice and squishy bot the whole bottom half is hard as a rock. And last night pump I only got 3/4 what I should in the left breast. I know I am not going too long between pumps as most of my breast are squishy, but I cant seem to find where this stupid clog is as its my whole lower half, so I don't know where to mssage!

What do I do!?

Ive tried EVERYTHING

cabage, hot shower, hot bath, lecithin, massage,hot diapers... am I missing someting?? It hurts so bad to massage:smileysad:

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:03am

I have been in your shoes.  They are far from fun.

Try ibuprofen.  When I had blocks ibuprofen helped more then anything else.  I would take 800 mg every 6-8 hours.  I took this amount because it was what the Dr recommended to help me recover from my c-section. And after I found this trick, the blocks would be gone in 24 hours.  

Also start watching your diet.  I found that if I ate fried foods or sausage I would get a block with in 24 hours. One tiny French frie from McDonald's was enough to cause me days of pain! 

I remember reading another lady recommending to pump up side down when you have a block in the bottom side of your breast.  Sounds crazy but she said it worked like a charm.  At this point I am sure that standing on your head and looking crazy is the last of your worries. 

I also found that ice after pumping seemed to help with the pain. I do think that this did effect my supply so only use at your own risk. 

Hope this helps.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2012
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 2:31pm

Thank you. I will try these things. I just pumped and I got 8 on my right and TWO on my left, and I usually get about 3 more oz on my left than my right! And I took a scorching hot bath right before. AH!