You guys have been SUPER helpful and everything is going GREAT now! I do have a new question now
I had my first clogged duct last week - at least I'm pretty sure that's what it was. The left side of my right breast was really hard and no amount of nursing or pumping was getting rid of it. I did everything suggested (warm compresses, massage, showers, raking etc) and it finally went away about 36 hours later. Poor LO had to help mommy get rid of it!!
So what's the problem? It seems like that side is still "firm" and not getting soft after a feeding anymore. The unaffected side still gets really soft. I try to have LO nurse as long as he's willing but it won't go away. I've been doing the same things when I had the obvious clogged duct but it's not working either. Is this normal after a clogged duct "clears"? It's still bruised but the redness has mostly gone away. I don't have the pain anymore either. I'm just concerned because my milk isn't as plentiful on that side now - the feedings are shorter from that breast and he's feeding more often since then.
Any advice or links will be much appreciated!! (I've read a lot of the KellyMom links on clogged ducts but I can't find anything about what I'm experiencing!! )