I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for avoiding engorgement & plugged ducts after a growth spurt. I want to plan ahead and be proactive before, during, and after the 6-week growth spurt that's coming up (my newborn is now 4 weeks old).
After her 3-week growth spurt (one day of intense BFing), I got engorged for a whole week and had a plugged duct. It was not fun for me or for her (hard to latch on engorged breasts, my milk would shoot up and she would cough and sputter etc).
So now I that I'm aware of the issue I would like to avoid it or minimize it in advance.
(PS. I'm EBFing and I haven't yet pumped at all)