Today, 09:44 AM
My lactation consultant has no more advice for me, and I'm at a loss! I think I have a blocked duct in my right breast. It was very full and hard starting last Tuesday. I did everything my LV suggested- hand expression, hot compresses, lots of nursing, pointing baby's chin towards the block (and in every possible direction), hot bath and hand express, manual pump, hospital grade pump, my own ameda and spectra pumps, ibprofen then nurse/pump/hand express (with heat in some form), intense massage, not wearing a bra, etc. I just ordered lecithin and will start taking when it comes tomorrow, but I though I know this will just prevent future blockages.
All of my efforts significantly reduced the amount of milk in my breast. I think there is still a block. My breast is very soft except for a section of breast under my nipple on going up at 12 o'clock- which is firmer but not hatd by any means. I have always produced a lot in my right breast- 2 to 3x that of my left. I went from 4-6 ounces per pump in my right breast to 1.5-2 ounces. My nipple hurts a LOT when nursing. I have large size G breasts.
I don't know what to do! I had a low fever (100.8) yesterday, but my LC attributed that to my cold (caught from my 4 month old).
I'm currently working and pumping 3x per day at work. My LO nurses in the morning and at least 2x after work. Since the block, he's been waking up at night to nurse (he previously slept through the night). Not sure if this is bc of the block (he's...