Re: Block feeding confusion
If you have bad mastitis issues. you might need to try some artificial methods in addition to block feeding to reduce your supply, in addition to block feeding. Cabbage leaves (like the pp mentioned) are very good at helping with the pain and have the added benefit of potentially reducing your supply with regular use. I don't normally recommend gratuitous drug use, but a few days of Sudafed could also help reduce your supply some, maybe enough that larger blocks wouldn't be such an issue.
If none if that works, there IS an alternative, if you're comfortable with it... You could donate your extra milk, either to a milk bank (primarily goes to preemies in the hospital) or to other mamas directly through Human Milk 4 Human Babies.
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