My son is now almost 6 months (Jan 2). I am still waking up every morning engorged and in pain because I am so full. My breasts feel as though they are filled with rocks. This then leads to plugged ducts about once a week. Luckily I have not gotten mastitis but I am so sick of plugged ducts and poking myself with a needle to try and get them out. I have tried everything short of going on regular birth control (I'm afraid to dry up my milk completely and my ob said there is a chance this will happen with regular birth control). Will this ever get better? It has been very hard on me emotionally and has caused some depression. I hate breastfeeding because it has been so hard. My breasts seem to hurt all the time and I am living in constant fear of plugged ducts even when I don't have them.