Since LO's three month growth spurt 2 weeks ago, I've been plagued by plugged milk ducts: I'm getting one every few days and it's starting to really wear me down.
I'm doing everything I can think of to prevent them from happening:
taking lecithin supplement
drinking a lot of water
taking iron supplement to prevent anemia
trying to eat well
not rushing or limiting baby's time at the breast
breastfeeding on demand (I even offer more, especially when I'm working on getting rid of the plug).
I've looked at the bag I wear and how I wear it to make sure it's not the culprit. I've examined all my clothing for signs of being too restrictive.
The only other thing I suspect is that I may be turning over on my stomach in my sleep, putting pressure on the breast. I really try not to do that, but when I'm really tired and in deep sleep I don't have control over this.
I'm at my wits' end and getting anxious, waiting for a new one to pop up any minute (naturally it's not the plugged duct itself I'm worried about, it's the possibility of it turning into mastitis).
Any advice would be really appreciated, this is driving me NUTS!