It is ironic that I posted last week that I was concerned about low milk supply, and now I am asking about blocked ducts!
My entire house has had bronchitis. The baby and me just got upper resp. colds. This started on Sunday. She has struggled to nurse (can't breathe/drainage), so she is not eating as much as usual.
We co-sleep and I demand feed. Here is what happened. She went from a 2 1/2 hr 24 hour a day schedule to nursing some and sleeping through the night, or just waking once. Great and all for rest, but my right breast started aching yesterday. the left one today (rt. def. the worst) I went to Kellymom.com and am doing compresses and massage and nursing frequently. I have fever a little over 100 plus the cold symptoms. I am having plenty of fluids and resting as much as I can w/ 4 kiddos. Questions:
Should I pump after she is through nursing to relieve that side?
At night should I pull her to me to nurse even if she is still sleeping? and how often?
Anything you have tried for pain/opening the ducts more effective than others?