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  1. #1
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    Default So sick of clogging up

    Okay, DS is 10 1/2 months old and has been almost exclusively bfing the whole time. I have gotten mastitis twice when he was about 7 months old, but nothing since. Well, in the past week I have clogged up once, almost lost my supply and now am clogging up again in the same spot! I thought it cleared after the first time, but it was still a little sore in one spot, and I thought it was probably just sore from all the massaging I had done to try to get it out. I think maybe it wasn't cleared all the way and since I was barely producing, I didn't get as clogged up. So, now my milk is back and it's clogged again! I am keeping warm compresses on it as much as I can and have pumped after my son fed and still no relief! Why does this happen and any ideas on how to get it to go away?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: So sick of clogging up

    The soreness after the clog is normal. The area will feel "bruised" for several days after the clog has passed.

    As for repeating clogs, has anything changed? A different bra? Sleeping in a different position? Wearing a new carrier? Carrying a diaper bag on one shoulder? Repetative arm movements (vacuuming, cashier)?

    Here's some info:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/repeatmastitis.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...-mastitis.html

    HTH!

    Keep us updated!

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