How Do You Treat Blocked Milk Ducts While Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience, but occasionally a new mother will get blocked milk ducts. Recognizing blocked milk ducts early will make it easier to treat for the breastfeeding mother. Usually, a blocked milk duct feels like a lump in the breast and feels tender, and sometimes warm, to the touch. You may notice blocked milk ducts more often after a feeding, when engorgement has subsided except in that one spot. Here we will learn how to treat blocked milk ducts while breastfeeding. After breastfeeding when you notice a spot that has not drained milk entirely, take note of the location. Your blocked milk ducts may hurt a little in between feedings, so take Tylenol if necessary. Fifteen to twenty minutes before the next feeding, place a warm compress over the blocked milk ducts and leave until ready for breastfeeding. Just prior to breastfeeding, gently massage the skin on the breast near the blocked milk ducts going from the outside of the breast towards the nipple. This will