Hi everyone. I'm sorry if this is a bit gross. I am nursing an 11-month-old and have been troubled by clogged ducts since he was born. I thought I had gotten pretty good at clearing clogs--heat, massage, lots of nursing/pumping, removing blebs when they became available. I also think that by this point my body has gotten good at clearing them (or that is my perception) when they happen. I had two bouts of mastitis early on, and I know that what is happening now is not that (at least not yet). So yesterday I got a pretty bad clogged duct after pushing the limit of time I could be away from my pump (I always bring my pump with me, but yesterday I forgot it). By the time I got home it had started, and really "established" itself as a properly clogged duct while I was pumping. I kept thinking that I saw a bleb last night, but when I would try to remove it, it would disappear. At 2 a.m. I finally gave up and went to bed with a hot water bottle, knowing that ds would be along within the hour wanting to nurse. He nursed for hours, yet the clog was still there this morning. Around 11 a.m. I finally cleared it, but it was strange, like the bleb was still half-covering the duct. Afterward, my breast still felt like it was a bit full. Luckily, I have been home with the kids today, and for the past four hours I have been constantly hand-expressing that breast, trying to get the duct that was clogged to work again. When I do so, I only get a weird combination of milk and solid, like I am producing yogurt out of that duct. Though I know it will probably clear on its own if I keep tending it, I find it alarming. Milk will spray from the other ducts, but that one only spurts a bit of stuff that I can scrape off with my finger. My husband (who is not any kind of expert) thinks it is because my milk is very fatty. He says that there is just a backup of fat and that I need to just keep hand-expressing it until it is gone. Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this before? I am worried that it will just keep clogging up because of the consistency in there.