I was looking for a little advice about what might be going on with my right breast. I am currently nursing two children, my 28 m/o and my 8 m/o. I never really had any problems with my 28 month old throughout her infancy early childhood. When my second was about 3/3.5 m/o I got my first clogged duct on the right. I was able to clear it up pretty quickly just by letting my oldest go to town on that breast and I thought nothing of it. Then about 2 months later I got another one. The baby was able to get that one out pretty quickly. Soon after the second, however, I noticed that I had a milk blister. With my first I occasionally saw these, and they would clear up after a day or so, so I never though much of it. This one did not go away, and actually lasted for several weeks and started getting rather painful. I did a little research and saw that compression might cause them. I switched to a built in bra in my tank top in stead of a regular bra and after several days it seemed to be healing. Today (maybe a few days after the last of the blister scabs came off), I started feeling that familiar pain when either child first latches on. Around lunch I noticed that in addition to the small blister, which is forming in the exact same place as the last one, I have another clogged duct.
What is going on here? Is it a latch problem? Aside from the blisters I have not had any latch problems with either girl and do not notice any pain or lipstick nipples. I also do not have any other symptoms of thrush such as pain within the breast/white patches in child/ etc. Do you have any suggestions?
I am starting to get quite frustrated. I love my nursing relationship with my girls but I am getting tired of perpetual problems.