Dont know what's happening . . advice anyone??

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Registered: 11-19-2010
Dont know what's happening . . advice anyone??
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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 9:20pm

So I basically pumped up until one week ago (my liltle just over 5 months).

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Registered: 08-05-2010

Try hot compresses with the cabbage, gentle massage, hot showers, or lots of peppermint tea. Pumping or hand-expressing probably won't help much right now since it's been about a week since your last pump. Your body might struggle to let down and it could make things more painful.

If you do have a small clog, your body should slowly reabsorb it since it is no longer focussed on making more milk so the main thing is to avoid infection. As long as the pain isn't getting worse and you don't notice any redness, fever or other signs of infection you might be safe to give it a few more days. If you suspect an infection, contact your MD right away.

My memory is fuzzy on the timing but I think a week or two after my last pump I had some pain like I had a clog. It was really painful for a few days and then started to fade.