My little guy just turned three months recently, so I'm moving up to the new section.
This week I had a clogged milk duct for the fourth time in three months. They aren't in the same place repeatedly, so I think I might just be prone to them rather than having a certain piece of clothing or something that causes them. I've had two in each breast, all in different places. Each time I get one, I have a low fever for a night and feel like crap (chills, hot, achy), but I treat the plug aggressively and it goes away. It's hard feeling so bad when I have a baby to take care of though.
So, questions--might lecithin help, and would I have to see a doctor before using it? We just moved and it will be a while before I can get to a new OBGYN. If I can just use it on my own, what do I do?
Also, can not drinking enough water increase the likelyhood of plugs? I often have a hard time drinking enough.
Also, he takes most of his naps on my chest, and if we're out of the house I'll often wear him for a couple hours. Could those contribute to plugs if I am prone to them? I know some mamas baby wear all day, but I wonder if I would have plugs constantly if I did that!