So, I am used to plugged ducts. With DS1 I got them constantly, and had great methods for relieving them. But I have a stubborn one that I cannot get to go away, and now my nipple is hugely swollen and very painful as well. It feels like there are lumps of stuck milk up inside the nipple, as well as a painful lump on the upper right portion of my breast. I have tried nursing, super hot bath and manual expression, pumping and manual expression (at work today since I cannot bring baby to work to nurse), breast massage and manual expression, and cabbage. I am worried with the swollen nipple that maybe there is more than just a plugged duct going on?
I am a bit limited in my options of stuff to try, and likely cannot get to the doc tomorrow. We are in the midst of a huge wind storm, the town I live in has declared a state of emergency, and we have been without power for almost 24 hours now. And we have been ordered to conserve water, since the water pumping station in town is without power as well, so another hot bath is likely out.
So, I need good old fashioned home remedies, and any suggestions on dealing with the swollen nipple. Thanks so much!