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    Default Breast Augmentation & Clogged Ducts- Help!

    Hello,

    I'm new here and I'm hoping to find some help. I breast pumped exclusively for 5 months with my first baby, I had a breast augmentation in 2007 under the muscle/areola incision, did not breast feed or pump with my second baby due to post partum complications, and now I am trying to breast pump my third baby who is 4 days old. My right breast is doing just fine however the entire bottom half of my left breast is bright red so I'm worried those ducts are blocked, possibly because of the incision. Does this mean I need to stop breast pumping because those ducts are likely severed therefore I cannot unclog them? I'm worried about developing an infection. If anyone has any advice I would very much appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Kimberlee

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    Default Re: Breast Augmentation & Clogged Ducts- Help!

    Welcome, mama! And congratulations on the new baby.

    I think I would get a doctor's opinion about redness like that. How are you feeling otherwise? Any breast pain or tenderness, lumps, or general fever or flu-like symptoms?
    Teal

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    Default Re: Breast Augmentation & Clogged Ducts- Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*duckpond View Post
    Welcome, mama! And congratulations on the new baby.

    I think I would get a doctor's opinion about redness like that. How are you feeling otherwise? Any breast pain or tenderness, lumps, or general fever or flu-like symptoms?
    Thanks Would it be my OBGYN to ask or just a general practitioner? I'm feeling fine but I do have tenderness over where the redness is

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    Default Re: Breast Augmentation & Clogged Ducts- Help!

    I do think you need to see the doc. Bright red patches on the skin of the breast can indicate mastitis. The best treatment for mastitis is removing milk, but if you've had breast surgery effective removal of milk may not be possible. Will your baby nurse at all? A nursing baby often empties the breast more effectively than the pump.

    Ultimately, if you end up being unable to use the left breast, you can always just use the right one. Many moms nurse with just one breast!

    This site may be helpful: http://bfar.org/

    ETA: See your OB first, and ask for a referral to a breast specialist if the OB is
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