Careful what you wish for . . . !!! My lo is 7 1/2 months old and finally slept for more than three hours and now I am paying the price. I think I have as many plugged/clogged ducts as hours he slept straight the last two nights.
So . . . please help me! I could definitely do w/o this pain. I used to get them before and was always, always able to rid them w/in 48 hours. They are a bit stubborn this time. I soak in hot water, as hot as can tolerate and then pump (used to work like a charm). I lay a heating pad on me in bed to be ready for when he nurses, and started taking lecithin. I have one duct I have been battling for a week (skipped a normal session for a function I had to attend).
I have no symptoms of Mastitis - fever, chills, redness, etc.
I am guessing this normal since he is also eating solids well and nursing tremendously less. If I can get him to nurse for 10 minutes total any other time except bed time its a good day! This from my ds who used to nurse for an hour at a time each and every time!
Should I also alternate w/ cold compresses?
I would appreciate any suggestions to get things . . . flowing!
Thanks in advance,