My left breast feels so hard, it is not just a bump, but the whole left and upper side of the breast and a little bit in the aerola. I'm wondering if these are plugged ducts?
I thought it was supposed to feel like a bump and get red, but this doesn't look like that. It only hurts when I make pressure on my breast (or when I carry DD), it doesn't hurt when she nurses.
It gets harder after each nursing session (after letdown) I guess because it gets full and nothing comes out. DD gets a little fussy after offering that breast and keeps asking for more milk, so I guess that's because she's not getting the usual from that breast.
I once had one plugged duct when DD was younger, and it felt like a bump, it was red and it hurted when DD nursed or I pumped.
Is that a plugged duct? Could it be something else? I'm just doing warm compresses every now and then and trying to pump, but it never gets soft.