I have a plugged duct ... actually it feels like the entire left side of my left breast is plugged. DS (5.5mo) went down at 7:30P and slept until 12:30A, so I tried pumping at 9:30 and 11:30 (Medela Symphony, right flange size). I used a heat compress before and breast compressions during and got only a few sprays each time. I stopped after a minute of pumping without any milk coming out because I don't want to increase my supply. (I think oversupply was part of my problem to begin with.)
This morning, LO fussed and wouldn't feed from the left side. When I offered the right he nursed and went right to sleep. I'm worried that if I can't drain the left breast by either pumping or nursing, I'll lose production on that side. Should I pump longer, even when no milk is coming out, just until the plugged duct clears up?