The second day we were home from the hospital, I was pumping and felt something strange in my right breast. It was like someone had snuck rocks into it. Painful, hard lumps permeated one side and I had no idea what was going on. I went to google and sure enough, they fit perfectly with the description of blocked/clogged milk ducts.
From that day on, it has been one after the other. After 4 and a half months, I came down with mastitis for the first time last week and let me tell you, it’s not an experience I ever want to repeat. The combination of the 101 degree fever and the horribly sore spot in my breast (like someone had just punched me over and over and over), were misery. Thankfully I’m on the mend, but truly at least once a week I’m struggling with a clogged duct and I have one in particular that re-clogs whenever I go too long between pumping sessions.
Through research and way too much trial and error, these are the solutions I found for clearing a clogged milk duct.
How do you get rid of clogged milk ducts?