Re: Plugged duct problems
Yes, you should be a little concerned about the soreness. Based on what you describe, I am thinking that you had a bad plugged duct in that area, and that it may have been on the verge of turning into mastitis. Plugged ducts can cause soreness without it being mastitis, but when the pain is very bad and persists after the duct empties, it suggests that there may have been something more severe going on than just a simple plugged duct. But that's a maybe, not a definite!
So, what should you do? First, make sure that breast gets emptied thoroughly. If the plug seems to be returning, use massage, heat, warm water soaks, the baby, and the pump to get it out. Second, avoid bras, particularly underwire bras, for a bit, since they often cause plugs. Third, don't skip nursing or pumping sessions.
Don't stress about this. It sounds like you handled the situation and there's nothing to be worried about at this point. Just keep an eye on things.
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