Heather - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
First of all, I'm not 100% sure that's what my problem is.. i'm just guessing from what I know about clogged milk ducts.. It feels as though the tissue in my breast is on fire (not hot to the touch or red spots or anything like that) .. it's only the left side.. and even if I pump and then feed (my son is 4 weeks old) it's as though nothing empties that side out.. it still feels full and uncomfortable. I can't stand when I'm holding Isaac or my daugher (lauren is 3) for them to be up against it.. it's so sore. I also know the "let down" feeling can feel this way, but I know that feeling and it's not it.. also, when I do pump I try to massage the breast and I can feel hard spots in there (which is why I'm assuming it's clogged ducts) .. however this is so hard to do because it hurts so much.
If that's what is going on, why would it happen? I don't usually get too full.. I'm trying to pump as much as possible for when I go back to work.. so between that and feedings I don't usually become engorged or anything like that.. ??