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    Default problems with milk blebs

    I am having an issue with milk blebs. I do warm compresses before and after feedings to try to get it to open up. I have tried olive oil on a cotton ball. hot showers and try to open it then with no success. please help because these hurt really bad.

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    Default Re: problems with milk blebs

    Have you tried the sterile needle technique? That works well if the milk is really backing up behind the bleb.
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    Default Re: problems with milk blebs

    i have not tried the sterile needle technique. i have been to the LC twice for that and my ob/gyn doctor twice. she put me on an antibiotic starting two days ago but the doctor didn't know what to think. is the sterile needle something to do yourself or go to doctor?

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    Default Re: problems with milk blebs

    You do it yourself. The doctor can't feel when the needle has gone too far, but you can. What you do is flame a needle until the tip is red hot, then cool it down, and then gently pick at the skin of the blister until you can express some milk from the blistered area. If you can already get milk to bead up over the blister, there's no great need for the needle as the blister is already broken. You use the needle when you feel like milk is really backed up behind the blister.
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    Default Re: problems with milk blebs

    ok. i will try that. i have also started using lecithin too. hopefully they will stop. i breastfeed my daughter 18 months and i never had this issue. thank you

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