Kimberly - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 41 moms have responded )
Help! My right boob seems to have a blocked duct (or many blocked ducts) that I can't seem to clear. Usually they clear up after a couple of pumping sessions, but this time my boob just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Instead of a single wedge sized lump, it feels like a big mass in the middle. But I suppose that could be the backed up milk.
I have been warm compressing and pumping frequently. BUT, the pumping seems to only make it worse because I get more letdowns and the milk isn't getting out. I'm waiting for a call back from my OB but just wondering what I should do in the meantime (and how long I should wait before going in to the doctor). It started yesterday evening. Its getting pretty uncomfortable/painful. I've definitely been feeling very sleepy the past couple of days, but I wouldn't exactly call it 'flu-like' symptoms.....