This is baby #2. I struggled with blocked ducts all the time with baby #1! So I am familiar. But this is different. My DS is now 7 mo and I haven't had a real issue with blockage. If one starts he's always able to get it out before it becomes a problem. But, This one is on its 4th day now. It started as a blocked duct....the kind that has the white bleb on the end. Last night that bleb went away. BUT, the blockage didn't. My breast is still very hard in that area and its painful. The white bleb now has a teeny tiny blood spot where it was. The hardness doesn't go all the way to my nipple either. It's high and ends about 1 inch from nipple. Have I damaged something by trying to "massage" the milk out? I really don't want this to turn into something that causes me to have to stop nursing.