I am posting for a friend of mine who is having a terrible time with possible recurrent plugged ducts and is needing advice on what to do. I'll give you a brief history on her.
Her DS is 10 months old and has been EB. Last November(ish) she had strep and was placed on antibiotics. Since January she has had 6-7 plugged ducts (we think) and started antibiotics on March 14th to treat a possible strep infection causing these. The 1st plugged duct she had, she did develop fever for a few hours and felt terrible, but this quickly resolved with massage, feeding, and pumping. Today she called me and the plugged duct (so we believe) is back and she is at a loss as to what to do. She has had the worst trouble with her left breast.
We have gone over all the possible causes as to what can be causing these (fatigue, exhaustion, milk stasis, tight-fitting bras, repetitive exercises, diet). She is probably one of the healthiest people I know (great diet, exercises, gluten-free and dairy-free)! She is contemplating lecithin; prior to pregnancy, she had trouble with her hormone levels and wants to be careful with any supplements that could cause problems.
Do any of you wonderful ladies have any advice? What about a possible milk-retention cyst???
TIA for your help!