I missed a feeding last Friday evening while my somewhat pushy MIL made me leave LO. He had a bottle but I didn't pump/feed for about 6 hours. I got a plugged duct that was super painful but finally got rid of it the next morning. Now I have seemed to get plugged ducts in every other side just about every day since. They haven't gotten as bad as that first one because I have luckily been able to get rid of them before they got that bad but today this one is stubborn. I took a warm shower, put on a heating pad, massaged, pumped, nursed, etc., and now I am at work with a large, painful lump. Can someone suggest anything else? I am so afraid of mastitis because I can't afford to miss work!
What is causing them to keep forming? The one missed feeding a week ago has been the only change in my day to day schedule.