I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old. I am frustrated with recurring blocked ducts. This started in the early days and even now I get them every week. A section of the breast gets backed up with milk and "caked". Generally it's the same area of the breast.
I know that there is dried milk stuck in the opening which prevents milk from flowing. I do hot compress, soak my breasts in hot water, pressure massage and sometimes I can see a white dot appear on the nipple which I can squeeze out if I am lucky. But it takes a couple of days to clear out and is quite painful. I spend way too much time on my breasts and I am so fed up. I take Lecithin 1200 mg 4 times a day. I have spoken to several lactation consultants but none have been able to tell me how to prevent dried milk from blocking the nipple opening.
Any of you ladies have had this problem and know how to prevent it?