You can call me JoMo!
Mom to baby boy Joe, born 5/4/09 and breastfed for more than two and a half years, and baby girl Maggie, born 7/9/12.
So the plug is back in exactly the same location as of this morning, ugh!!!! It doesn't help that I have a nasty head cold and feeling pretty awful with congestion and sore throat.
I've started taking lecithin, took a really long hot shower and been nursing the baby on that side as much as possible. I'm really puzzled as to why the plug keeps happening and feeling really demoralized and exhausted.
Any words of encouragement or advice would be really appreciated.
Sorry, mama! Often plugs crop up in the same locations over and over again. Often the baby's nursing style is to blame- something about her latch causes blisters (which are like callouses that form over a milk pore) to form, or she just doesn't drain a certain portion of the breast well for whatever reason. If this is the case, altering your nursing position may help. Another potential cause would be pressure put on a certain part of the breast by a bra, or even by a diaper bag or purse! So you might want to see if changing something in that area makes things better.
Hang in there, mama! I know this stinks, but recurrent plugs don't usually trouble your entire nursing journey. They will probably become less frequent in time, and eventually disappear.