Aletta - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have a 9 month old little girl and I am still breast feeding. Within the last two months, I have had numerous bouts of (what appears to be) clogged milk ducts in my left breast. It has not developed into mastitis (thank goodness) and I have managed to clear each bout within 12 hours each time. But it keeps coming back!!! There is a little white spot on the outside of my nipple, and the area around that (the upper and outside half of the breast) is always the area the gets clogged.
I have tried: warm compresses before nursing, massaging the area while nursing, using the breast pump if the breast is not empty after she's done, various nursing positions, always starting with the affected breast, etc. I'm getting frustrated of being sore and having our nursing time not as enjoyable as it used to be. I do have a doctor's appointment tomorrow (May 22) just in case an infection has set in. Any comments or tips would be most helpful!