I had a clogged milk duct at Thanksgiving, and did everything - pumping after soaking & massaging in a bowl of hot water, baths, showers, various nursing posiitons, ibuprofen. The hot, red area and pain went away, but now it's the end of February, and I can still feel the clog on my breast. It's about the size/shape of a grain of rice. Another website recommended pricing the white dot of dried milk on the nipple with a sterlized pin, and I got so desperate that I tried it. So now I get the white dot and either poke it with a pin or tweeze the dried milk away, sometimes getting a spurt of milk - but within a couple of days, it ALWAYS COMES BACK - and the "grain of rice" clog never goes away. I've given up worrying about it, because I must not be getting mastitis if I'm still alive after 3 months. But I notice it more now since the baby sleeps longer at night. Will it ever go away?